Tag Archives: Valery Chtak

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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Congratulations to the Kandinsky Prize Shortlist

Today the Kandinsky Prize announced its short list for the 2012 competition. These names were whittled from the nominees submitted earlier (minus one or two, who pulled out in protest of Pussy Riot’s omission). Now the main prize for project of … Continue reading

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And then there were… ? Two more galleries leave Moscow’s Winzavod

This weekend, Moscow’s Winzavod Art Center – which has undergone some major changes with the arrival of new director Elena Panteleeva and the “transition” of three of its leading galleries to nonprofit spaces – just lost two more galleries. First, … Continue reading

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Apocalypse, not likely: Kulik-curated Parallel Project to Kyiv’s Arsenale Shut Down for “Pornography”

Kyiv’s Arsenale 2012 may have gotten off to a rocky start, but at least it’s still open. Yesterday, the Ukrainian Kommersant reported that the exhibition “Apocalypse and Rebirth in the Chocolate House” has been closed for pornographic content. Organized by … Continue reading

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Russia’s National Center for Contemporary Art announces the nominees for the Innovation Prize

Russia’s National Center for Contemporary Art just announced the nominees for the 2011 edition of its Innovation Prize (which made headlines last year over its on-off inclusion of the group Voina.) The Prize is awarded in five categories: Work of … Continue reading

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Book Launch for Valery Chtak’s Bits of Truth

Baibakov Art Projects is proud to join Paperworks Gallery in announcing the publication of Valery Chtak‘s Bits of Truth, a 165-page, full color catalogue celebrating the work of one of Moscow’s most adamant individuals. The format spikes images of Chtak’s … Continue reading

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