Tag Archives: Radya

The writing on the wall

Russian artist Petr Pavlensky staged a Van Gogh – esque act of self – mutilation last week, cutting off his earlobe with a butcher’s knife while sitting on the walls of the Serbsky psychiatric centre in Moscow. The artist’s action, called … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Biennales: Istanbul and Moscow

So, September is traditionally a full month for the art world, as galleries click back in after summer schedules and the worldwide spate of biennales further obstructs one’s ability to schedule a Skype-call. In the whirl of events, there were … Continue reading

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Auction Week Appetizers: Frieze New York and the Age of Koons

This week, contemporary art took hold of New York – and we’re not just referring to Jeff Koons‘ extra creepy cover of New York magazine, heralding “The Age of Koons.” “The most successful artist” did cause plenty of commotion, though, … Continue reading

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Russia’s Innovation Prize releases its Shortlist while the Kandinsky Prize starts accepting applications

Between the National Center for Contemporary Art’s Innovation Prize and the privately-funded (by Shalva Breus’s ArtChronika Foundation) Kandinsky Prize, the Russian art world has managed to stretch the drama of the awards process – who did or did not get … Continue reading

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Radya, Taus and Biennales Galore: In Which We Get Excited about 2013

In today’s post on Artforum.com, Linda Yablonsky surveyed the opening of New York’s first post-Sandy season, which saw the triumphant return of galleries like David Zwirner, Casey Kaplan and Wallspace. Well, sort of triumphant. In Yablonsky’s words, all the openings … Continue reading

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