Tag Archives: Valentin Diaconov

Swearbots, Pussy Riot, and a glimpse Out of Time

Admittedly, from the Western perspective, things have been a bit rocky in Russia lately. (In a piece for the New Republic, satirical bloggers Kermlin suggested giving up optimism and instead start placing bets on the worst possible outcomes, as either way you’re … Continue reading

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While we wait on more releases, Late Night with Diaconov…

Despite some (understandably) over-adrenalined official headlines in the wake of Khodorkovsky’s release [for those of you who just said “who?”, we defer to the ever-great Julia Ioffe], Pussy Riot has not been freed.  According to a Twitter just sent out on … Continue reading

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V_Museum: Platform Moscow brings young Russian artists to Berliner Festspiele

This year’s Berliner Festspiele features a RusImport program, which, in addition to Chekhov productions, includes the launch of V_Museum: Platform Moscow. The virtual museum platform was developed by the Sputnik Art Foundation in Moscow, and has appeared in various iterations … 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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The 2nd Ural Biennale Reveals its Roster

This morning, the site Artguide.ru broke the artist roster for the second Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, slated to run just over a month this fall, from September 13 – October 22, 2012. The first Ural Biennale – curated … Continue reading

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On the “Verge”: Russia’s wealthiest woman announces a new era of “Open” art patronage

This past week, international news outlets have been aflutter with the news that Dasha Zhukova and Rem Koolhaas’ new Garage Gorky Park will “define Russia’s new identity.” In the wake of this, there appeared in the Financial Times, Georgina Adams’ curious … Continue reading

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The 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial gets its intellectual foundations in Ekaterinburg

On March 28-30, the Ekaterinburg outpost of the National Center for Contemporary Art (who just awarded their annual Innovation prize) hosted a conference to outline the intellectual platform for the 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial, scheduled for September 13 – October … Continue reading

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