Tag Archives: Sergey Kapkov

State of the Art

Exactly three years after Pussy Riot’s famous Punk Prayer performance in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Russian Orthodox Church has once again found itself offended by blasphemous art. This time around, the “culprit” is 30 year-old award-winning opera … 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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A Call for Proposals to Reimagine Russia’s National Center for Contemporary Art

A few days ago, Sophia Kishkovsky published an article on The Art Newspaper titled “Moscow biennial curator and artists explain why we shouldn’t boycott Russia,” in which Biennale curator Catherine de Zegher compares provocative art to fast food (“It flares up, then it’s finished.”) What was … Continue reading

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Pasha 183’s tragic passing draws attention to Russian street art

Less than a week after it was announced that Vladik Monroe was found dead in Bali, the Russian art world also learned of the April 1 death of another of its cult heroes: the street artist known as Pasha 183. … Continue reading

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Moscow’s Art World gathers to discuss plans for a Russian National Museum of Contemporary Art

Last week, the ADAA announced its new relief fund, which would provide financial support to the Chelsea galleries and nonprofits hardest hit by Sandy. Recipients include Wallspace, Bortolami and Printed Matter, whose inventory was particularly devastated. As Gallerist reports, David … Continue reading

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