Tag Archives: Russian contemporary art

An Oh So Quiet Manifesta

A month ago, the fate of Manifesta10, the European art biennial that was set to open in St. Petersburg on June 28th, was still undecided. Some artists were boycotting the exhibition, others were dropping out, staff was not being paid, … Continue reading

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Curator Ekaterina Degot to Cologne’s Akademie der Kunste der Welt

We’re interrupting our new digest format to deliver what we feel is some pretty significant news for Moscow, which we discovered through Artguide: curator Ekaterina Degot (known by most of the Russian art world at “Katya”) has taken on a two-year … Continue reading

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“Art should heal the world”: Kapkov cancels the Pussy Riot screening, while Anatoly Osmolovsky pens an open letter

At the end of our last post, we mentioned how much we wished we could attend the screening of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, scheduled for last Sunday at Moscow’s Gogol Center. Granted, we were more interested in hearing Irina … Continue reading

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David Elliott to curate the 2014 Moscow Biennale of Young Art

So, not to suggest any connection between our last post and this one, but today, November 12, the Moscow Biennale of Young Art announced that the curator for its 2014 edition would be David Elliott, veteran museum director and curator … 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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ArtChronika Magazine shuts down

Today up-and-coming Russian art news site, colta.ru, broke the news that leading Russian art magazine ArtChronika would cease publication. Though the bimonthly magazine went through more than a few rough patches and high profile personnel changes, it was arguably still an ambassador for … Continue reading

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Out of the Forest: ArchStoyanie 2013

Normally, all conversation of Russia’s art scene focuses on Moscow. Yes, there is the “Second Capital,” St Petersburg, but that pristine sister has always been more interested in its own affairs. Occasionally, something from the provinces – Perm, Kaliningrad or … Continue reading

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