The story below is a translated interview with Toporovsky with added commentary by Andrei Sarabyanov and other experts in the field of Russian avant-garde. The original transcript in Russian can be found by followng the link to the original piece. “In light of the controversy…
Recently, the Russian avant-garde has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The last few months have been dominated by news of dubious art; the grand fiasco at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent was followed by news of the conviction of…
The Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent has recently been under fire following a scandalous exhibition featuring 26 very suspicious works of Russian avant-garde. The Museum has since removed the works, and shut down the exhibition following an uproar generated by an open letter addressed…
In a surprising turn of events, all of the questionable artworks exhibited at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent, Belgium have now been taken down and placed in storage. The exhibits are currently under investigation, and the pieces are being tested for authenticity.
The Flemish newspaper De Standaard, which has been covering the story in Belgium, has revealed new facts about the case. According to De Standaard, on Monday evening, the director of Museum voor Schone Kunsten (MSK) Catherine de Zegher said in a meeting with the city’s…
Last week, a lot of publicity was generated by an exhibition of 26 never before seen artworks of the Russian avant-garde on display at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent, Belgium.
The pictures are on loan from the Dieleghem Foundation in Belgium ran by a…
The MSK has been in the middle of a scandal in recent weeks after ten international art experts labeled the 26 exhibited works as "highly questionable". The avant-garde works by artists such as Kandinsky and Malevich, borrowed from the collection of Olga and Igor Toporovsky…
The scandal over the works of questionable Russian avant-garde briefly on show in the Museum voor Schone Kunsten (MSK) in Ghent, has seen yet another development.
On the 24 February, the Flemish newspaper De Standaard revealed that the loan agreement established between Toporovsky’s Dieleghem Foundation…
On the 19th or February, the expert commission which was established in order to access the authenticity of the works on loan from the Dieghelev Foundation, disbanded only hours into their meeting. The following day, the city of Ghent made a public announcement revealing that…
Recently, a lot of outrage has been expressed over the tragic Russian avant-garde show in Ghent. The Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with Russian businessman Toporovsky had launched an exhibition of rare, previously unseen, and highly questionable works of Russian avant-garde. The disappointing story…
The City of Ghent and the ex-Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent who lost her position following a scandalous exhibition of dubious works, Catherine de Zegher, have filed lawsuits against each other.
Last year, RA Gallery reported on the outrageous scandal which…