The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts has recently received a valuable donation in the form of the work by one of the famous Russian avant-garde artists, Robert Falk . The artist was one of the founders of the “Jack of diamonds” collective and was…
The exhibition titled “Every trade has it’s smell and taste” is currently running at the Kiev National Picture Gallery. The concept of the show - 80 paintings and lithographs by old masters which showcase the different crafts and professions of the 19th-20th centuries. The artists…
The Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery in Moscow has launched the exhibition "In the circle of comrades. 180th anniversary of the birth of I.N. Kramskoy ”. The exposition includes about 60 paintings and graphics from the collection of the Voronezh Art Regional Museum, including early drawings…
The city of Vladimir, just outside of Moscow, hosted the third Rozanova Symposium dedicated to the Russian avant-garde and one of it’s most famous figures. The queen of Russian avant-garde, Olga Rozanova, was one of the pioneers of the movement famous work her work in…
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, photo by Rodionov Publishing House
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is about to launch a large retrospective of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The exhibition has travelled to Russia from Tate in London and will move to the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow…
The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is offering a unique experience in icon painting. The workshop will be led by the artists of St Elisabeth Convent in Minsk and will reveal the mysterious techniques of traditional icon painting with egg-tempera. The participants will learn the…
The most satirical and playful Russian artist of the nonconformist movement, Leonid Sokov, has passed away in New York. According to his close circle of friends, his death was sudden and the artist passed away from an unexpected heart attack.
Leonid Sokov was born in…
The FBI has finally concluded the chase of a painting by one of the famous Russian avant-garde painters, Marc Chagall , stolen in 1988 from the New York City home of Ernest Heller and Rose Heller, which housed an impressive collection of 20 paintings and…
The focus of the story are two paintings by famous masters of the Russian avant-garde: Samovar (1913) by Kazimir Malevich and Abstract Conposition (1918) by Lyubov Popova. Both of these paintings have been believed to be genuine works of Russian avant-garde residing in the Museum’s…
The event is part of the Russian Days at Stonehill project which takes place during the period from October to April near Abingdon, south of Oxford.
The Soviet Russia in the 1920s was arguably one of the most exciting artistic destinations. The re-establishment of international…
Critical Mass: Moscow Art Magazine 1993–2017 is the newest release, which marks the 100th issue of the journal. Since its very first issue was published back in 1993, the Moscow Art Magazine has continuously set the agenda for Russia’s ever-changing art scene.
The journal remains…
Portugal is currently preparing for its Russian Culture Week, the event is scheduled for October this year. Although the program is yet to be finalized, the embassy of Portugal in Moscow promises it will be rich and eventful.
In order to discuss the matter of…
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is about to launch the retrospective exhibition of the work of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The show titled “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not Everyone will be Taken into the Future” is the product of collaboration between three major museums:…
The Tretyakov Gallery is currently hosting “The Legend of the Town of Sviyazhsk”, an exhibition which focuses on the historical significance of the town. The show features several icons and 16th century manuscripts which tell the stories of the the military expedition, the town’s foundation, …
The organizers of the “Wives” exhibition, dedicated to the wives and lovers of famous Russian painters, have prepared a series of educational events to accompany the exhibition.
“Wives” takes a closer look at the women in the lives of famous Russian artists, this allows the…
The exposition is dedicated to the lovers of famous Russian painters. Included in the show, but not limited to, are painters like Ilya Repin, Mikhail Vrubel, Valentin Serov, Boris Kustodiev, Igor Grabar, Petr Konchalovsky, Boris Grigoriev, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Alexander Deineka, Robert Falk, Konstantin Yuon, Sergei…
The exhibition coincides with the 100 year anniversary of the State Museum of Oriental Art, and is the latest in a series of exhibitions which began in the last century.
The “Blue Rose” in the title refers to the 1907 exhibition as well as an…
The exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery coincides with the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Anatoly Nikich (1918 - 1994) and is dedicated to celebrating his life and work. Although Nikich is little known to the general public today, during his lifetime the artist…
The research and the conference are devoted to further examining this vital period in Russian art, and addressing the importance of Vitebsk as the, seemingly unlikely, center of avant-garde activity during the devastating years after Russia's 1917 October Revolution. Following the increasing lack of stability…
The Russian Museum has received a generous donation of 160 graphic works by Malevich from Nina Suetin, the daughter of Nikolai Suetin, a famous Russian Suprematist artist. Having passed away in 2016, Nina was an architect by trade, however she was not only the director of…
“This exhibition guides the visitor through a detailed and thorough retelling of one of the most vibrant and pivotal periods in Russian contemporary art ,” explains Chief Curator, Alisa Bagdonaite. “Timur Novikov and the New Artists managed to build up around them a creative position…
Tomorrow, The Russian Museum in Murmansk will launch a brand new exhibition of work borrowed from the state Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The featured artists are three distinguished Russian portraitists of the second half of the 18th century: Fyodor Rokotov (1736-1808), Dmitry Levitsky (1735-1822) and Vladimir…
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…
The eight exhibited portraits will be on show in Moscow for the very first time. The previously unseen portraits were all painted at different points of Karl Bryullov’s life and showcase different typological structures of portraiture. The exhibition features grand and intimate portrayals, a family…
Oscar Rabin was born in 1928 and is celebrated as one of Russia’s original nonconformist artists of the Soviet Union . Rabin is often referred to as “Solzhenitsyn in paintings”, a reference to a famous Russian novelist and historian who was an outspoken critic of…
The story which began back in June 2013, following the arrest of the art dealer and alleged mastermind behind one of the largest forgery rings of Russian avant-garde, has come to a close as the 1 800 confiscated works have been miraculously declared genuine. The…
They’re calling her “Russian Vivian Maier”, a reference to the American female photographer who was only discovered by the public years after her death, when tens of thousands of negatives were purchased at auction. Masha Ivashintsova had a similar fate, however her life in the…
2017 marked the 125 year anniversary of the birth, and the 50 year anniversary of the death of famous Russian painter Pavel Korin (1892-1967).
Korin was born in Palekh, Russia in 1892 into a family of professional icon painters. The artist attended the School for…
Henryk Siemiradzki (1843-1902) was a graduate of the Petersburg Academy of Arts and one of the most outstanding representatives of the late European academicism. The exhibition presents work by Siemiradzki as well as his contemporaries, Russian academic painters and sculptors, who worked in Rome in…
Russia has passed a new law, aimed at opening up the Russian art scene to the rest of the world. The previous set of import-export regulations couldn’t allow contemporary Russian art to thrive, as works created less than 50 years ago were classed in Russia…
The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg is currently celebrating its 120 year anniversary. Founded in 1898, the Museum has since become the world's largest collection of Russian art , as well as a unique architectural complex in the historical center of St. Petersburg.
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…
The Tretyakov Gallery is a museum and an educational center offering various opportunities and events in order to allow its visitors to get acquainted with the history and theory of Russian art, its genres, artistic styles as well as the creativity of the greatest masters.
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 lecture is presented by the art historian and art blogger at Orbita Paris, Olga Popova, who researched the European art market of XVIII century as well as the role that Russian art dealers played in shaping major international art collections. She later went on…
Kiasma presents an exhibition of Russian artist Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe “Russian Stardust" in collaboration with Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Although the artist has exhibited in Finland before, Russian Stardust will mark his first solo show.
Mamyshev-Monroe became one of the central figures of the young…
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…
Next week, the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow will open the exhibition of Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin (1842-1904). Vereshchagin is not only one of outstanding Russian artists, but also a historian, ethnographer, writer, philosopher, traveler and officer. In addition, the artist was a visionary who managed to…
Rossotrudnichestvo is a cultural centre located in Kensington in close proximity to the Russian Embassy. Their mission is to introduce the general British public to Russian art , culture, science and the social life of Russia. Furthermore they aim to preserve and develop the national…
The show will feature works of porcelain, sculpture as well as graphic work - however the main focus of the exhibition is Soviet porcelain.
The exhibition titled “Sport in Soviet porcelain, graphics and Sculpture” presents around 350 pieces of Soviet porcelain, borrowed from the collections…
The lecture will take place on March 27th at “e-flux” in New York, an artist project and curatorial platform. However the lecture will also be streamed live and will be available to view worldwide.
The focus of the event: Boris Groys' newest edited volume Russian…
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…
The exhibition is called "Pictures of Russian History" and will acquaint viewers with the work of contemporaries of V.I. Surikov - V.S. Smirnov, G.S. Sedovoy, K.E. Makovsky, K.V. Lebedev, A.D. Litovchenko, S.V. Ivanov and A.P. Ryabushkin. All of these painters belong to a group of…
The Gorky Park in Moscow will host a lecture in Russian avant-garde by Tatiana Zaitseva. The guest speaker, Zaitseva, is an artist, lecturer at the school of Architecture “Archimed” as well as a teacher at the children’s Centre of Avant-garde and the co-founder of the…
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 exhibition at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow is a rather short one, running for less than a week, the show will close its doors on the 18th of February. The show, inspired by the work of Vladimir Yankilevsky, shares its title…
The exhibition, fully titled “Wanderers and Impressionists. On the way to the 20th century”, is the personal project of the President of the Museum, art critic Irina Alexandrovna Antonova. In a single exhibition space, over 80 works by Russian Wanderers and French Impressionists are exhibited…
Currently, Russia is celebrating the 140th anniversary of the painter Boris Kustodiev , who is arguably one of the most beloved national painters. Today, is the last day of the exhibition dedicated to Kustodiev at the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow; the show focused on…
The exhibition titled “Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe” will open on the 23 February at Calvert 22 in London. The show is a group photography exhibition which explores the contemporary landscape and representations of lifestyle in Eastern Europe. The exhibited…
The exhibition is currently in preparation and will officially launch on the 28 of March and run until 16 July. The show, mentioned in the Pompidou Programme 2018 Highlights, aims to dedicate an exhibition to the Russian avant-garde represented by the school of Vitebsk.
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…
The exhibition, which will run from the 22 February to 10 April 2028, features 20 paintings by the artists, as well as a wide range of documents and archive materials to support the exhibition.The exhibits, together, form a very colorful representation of the history of…
The Collectión del Museo Ruso has over 2,300 square meters to exhibit works of art in a building adapted to this new use within the premises of the old tobacco factory of the city. The museum’s current collection of over 100 Russian artworks dates between…
Kunstmuseum Basel in Switzerland is currently hosting an exhibition titled “Russen Fokus Samumlung Im Obersteg”.
The show is focused on the collection of Russian artworks in Obersteg, one of the primary highlights of the exhibition is a substantial amount of work by Alexej von Jawlensky, although…
On July 7 in 1988, the Sovincenter in Moscow hosted a legendary Sothesby’s auction which featured more than 100 lots of avant-garde and “unofficial” contemporary works. International collector travelled to Moscow especially for the event in order to bid over the Russian lots. The local…
The Wolfsonian at the Florida International University has been internationally recognized for the attention its given to the subject of political persuasion. The Museum has come out with numerous exhibitions and programs over its 22-year history, as the topic coincides with the mission and the…
The International Center of the Roerichs, the ICR, has over the past decades returned a lot of paintings and drawings by the Roerich’s to Russia. It has also held over 600 exhibitions and published over 250 books about the Roerich family, aiding the non-governmental Museum…
Today in the news, the US has published the anticipated list of prominent Russians with close ties to Putin.The list of 210 names of various Russian businessmen and oligarchs is designed to be a warning of possible future sanctions and the Trump administration confirmed that…
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The exhibition titled “Red Star Over Russia: a revolution in visual country 1905 - 55” is still on at Tate Modern in London, until the 18th of February.
This exhibition offers a journey of Russia told through the eyes of artists, photographers and designers. Red Star…
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.
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…
GUARDIANS OF THE AVANT-GARDE
Andrei Sarabyanov on the suppression and resurgence of early 20th-century Russian art.
INTERVIEW Serafim Orekhanov PHOTOGRAPHY Igor Palmin
Art historian Andrei Sarabyanov is considered one of the foremost experts on the Russian avant-garde.…
ARCHITECTURE, PROPAGANDA, REVOLUTION Imagine Moscow
Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this exhibition explores Moscow as it was imagined by a bold new generation of architects and designers in the 1920s and early 1930s.
Drawing on rarely seen material, Imagine Moscow presents an idealistic vision of the…
A Revolutionary Impulse: the Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde, Museum of Modern Art, New York (until 12 March)Kazimir Malevich, Suprematist Composition: Airplane Flying (1915) (© and courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York)
The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) led the…
One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this powerful exhibition explores one of the most momentous periods in modern world history through the lens of its groundbreaking art.Renowned artists including Kandinsky, Malevich, Chagall and Rodchenko were among those to live through the fateful events…
BY NICHOLAS FORREST | NOVEMBER 29, 2016
The market for Russian art has shown signs that it is beginning to haul itself out of the doldrums with Sotheby’s achieving a sale total of £12,589,125 / $15,616,810 against an estimate of £8.3-12.1m for its November 29 Russian…
The concept of an exhibition of Albert Marquet’s (1875–1947) works was conceived and fulfilled by the curators of Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris as a monographic research on the oeuvre of this renowned French artist. The exhibits – from the early…
The relationship between one of Russia’s most famous painters and his native country is being explored in an exhibition in St. Petersburg. “Wassily Kandinsky and Russia” is at the State Russian Museum until December 4.Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the artist, the exhibition features paintings…
BY NICHOLAS FORREST | AUGUST 24, 2016 Russia’s State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky 1817-1900 with a major monographic exhibition of the artist’s work. Born in the town of Feodosiya in Crimea,…
NEW YORK – Bonhams presents Fedor Zakharov: In Pursuit of Perfect Form, an exhibition of portraits, still lifes and landscapes by the renowned 20th century Russian artist. The exhibition runs August 8-26 at Bonhams New York. "The artistic significance of this collection cannot be overstated.…
BY Sylvia Hochfield Natalia Goncharova, Espagnole, 1916, which sold for a record $10.2 million at Christie’s in 2010. Genuine high-quality works like these are few. COURTESY CHRISTIE’S
Scandals have never been in short supply in the world of Russian avant-garde art, but the last…
Watch 5 episodes and read 21 notes on the history of Russian Avant-garde (1907-1932) by Andrey Sarabianov for free in Russian, at Arzamas Academy
MONACO — In what appears at first glance to be a simple, magnanimous act, a Russian billionaire is poised this week to return two Picassos, valued at $30 million, to the artist’s stepdaughter, who says the works, both portraits of her mother — Jacqueline Roque,…
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