Masterpieces at MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions

4 June, 10.30 am, 3.30 pm
MacDougall's Arts
MacDougall’s Russian Art Auction on 4 June 2014 will feature important works by key figures of the Russian avant-garde, including Robert Falk, Pavel Kuznetsov, Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova and many others.

Guests

Roman Liberov is a documentary filmmaker and animator. He trained at the BBC specializing in documentary filmmaking, where he then worked for six years. Ilfandpetrov forms part of a cycle of animated documentaries about Russian writers, including Yuri Olesha, Joseph Brodsky, Georgi Vladimov, and Sergei Dovlatov.

Rossica Young Translators Award

Shortlist Announced! Many thanks to everyone who entered the Rossica Young Translators Award this year, and to our judges for all their hard work in making the award possible. We are delighted to announce that the shortlist has now been decided! The winner will be announced on the 20th of March, alongside the Rossica Prize, as part of the SLOVO Russian Literature Festival – see here for more information! Running annually since 2009, the Rossica Young Translators Award aims to promote the art of literary translation from Russian into English. Alongside its older sibling, the Rossica Prize, which rewards the best of newly published translations of Russian literature, the Young Translators Award was set up to encourage the next generation of aspiring translators. Passionate and talented translators are essential for the future health of Russian literature and its impact on the English-speaking world, and the RYTA aims to reward the talent of young translators, while inspiring them with a taste of Russia's most exciting new literature. The award now has a global reach, and previous winners and shortlisted entrants have gone on to successful careers as professional translators and editors. Submissions are accepted from entrants up to the age of 24, and consist of a translation of a prose extract from works by Russia's foremost contemporary novelists. Entrants may choose between three extracts, each of around 2,500 words. The winning entry will be awarded a prize of £500. This year's jury includes Dr. Oliver Ready, Professor Donald Rayfield, and Dr. Jamie Rann. All judges work as professional translators and academics in the field of Russian literature. Their experience and expertise are essential to the success of the award, providing the necessary critical judgement for the selection of the winning submission, and also offers an exciting opportunity for young translators to come into contact with their role models. ROSSICA YOUNG TRANSLATORS AWARD 2014 – SHORTLIST Ian Fallon (University of St Andrews), Pepperstein Laura Thomas, (unaffiliated), Shargunov Walker Thompson, (Westminster School), Shargunov Katherine Wood, (unaffiliated), Sakhnovsky

Russky London New Year Launch

15 January 18.30
Erarta Gallery, London
Make sure not to miss the official launch of Russky London! Coming to the celebrated contemporary art gallery, Erarta, and accompanied by the music of some of London's most talented Russian musicians, the launch will see in the Old New Year in style!

Russky London Launch

15 January 18.30
Erarta Gallery, London
Make sure not to miss the official launch of Russky London! Coming to the celebrated contemporary art gallery, Erarta, and accompanied by the music of some of London's most talented Russian musicians, the launch will see in the Old New Year in style!

SEE USSR – Russian propaganda posters exhibition

7 June – 1 September
GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design
3-4a Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JB
See USSR deals with the flipside of Russian propaganda, showing a very different side to the country than we have accepted.

Houghton Revisited: Masterpieces from the Hermitage

17 May – 29 September
Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 6UE
One of the most eagerly anticipated events this summer for the UK art world will be the return of around 60 masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to their former home, Houghton Hall in Norfolk.

The Art of Fear: Music of Oppression and War

6 April – 9 June
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
This series of events and concerts examines how composers under the authoritarian regimes of Stalin and Hitler trod precarious paths between artistic freedom and survival.

Russian Art Week

31 May – 7 June
Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams, MacDougall’s and more
Russian Art Week is a bi-annual event which takes place in May and November, bringing the best Russian art to London.

Innovation Prize Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s Innovation Prize for Contemporary Visual Art have been announced! Congratulations to art collective PROVMYZA for winning this year’s coveted ‘Work of Visual Art’ Prize for their operatic production ‘Marevo’ (Mirage), an apocalyptic thriller which deals with the aftermath of a fatal car crash.

Oleg Kulik’s new exhibition: ‘Frames’

‘Frames’ is the latest exhibition from Oleg Kulik, one of Russia’s most internationally celebrated and controversial contemporary artists – now open at Moscow’s Regina Gallery.

A Radio Gagarin Special - The Women's Revolution

5 December, Wednesday, 7.30 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road
Ignite your inner babushka!

London Russian Art Week

22-28 November
The London Russian Film Festival may be over, but another exciting series of events is about to begin. Russian Art Week starts on 22 November and will feature an exciting range of events, exhibitions and auctions >>>

London Russian Art Week

22-28 November
The London Russian Film Festival may be over, but another exciting series of events is about to begin. Russian Art Week starts on 22 November and will feature an exciting range of events, exhibitions and auctions >>>

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Screening of Colour of Pomegranate by Sergei Parajanov

Friday, 28 September 2012, 19:00
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square London
Sergei Parajanov is one of the most daring and visionary directors to emerge from the former Soviet Union. Fellini, Antonioni and Tarkovsky hailed him as a “genius”, “magician” and without doubt “a master”. His unique, explosive cinematic language has no equal in the world of cinema.

Screening of Tarkovsky’s Nostalgia + Q&A

Wednesday 26 September 2012, 18:15
Cine Lumiere, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT London
A deeply personal film, Nostalghia was the first feature film that Tarkovsky made outside the USSR. Suffused with exquisite cinematography by Giuseppe Lanci and music by Beethoven, Wagner, Verdi and Debussy, Nostalghia has been called the most poetic and beautiful of all Tarkovsky's works.

Russian Wave Festival - films, books, art and food!

Sunday, 16 September 2012
Riverside Studios, London UK
Breaking on the banks of the Thames for one day only, Russian Wave is a celebration of contemporary Russian culture. Russian Wave will be awash with cinema, literature, theatre, art, music and animation, and much more!

Talk with Nicholas Cullinan

Thursday, 6 September 2012, 18:00
22 Calvert Avenue, N80BU London, UK
The Curator of International Modern Art at Tate Modern will be giving a free tour of Calvert 22's brilliant exhibition of highlights from the Innovation Prize. Book now, don't miss out!

The Blue God
One of the greatest of Diagilev's restored ballets.

28 July 2012, 6.30pm
The Screening Room, MPC, 127 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0NL
Following An Evening with Andris Liepa, there will be a screening of the mysterious and gracious The Blue God. Andris Liepa's revival of a Ballet Russes performance now a century old reconnects with the golden age under Diaghilev, whilst continuing a tradition of innovation and beautiful dance.

The Russian Art Show: Highlights from the Innovation Prize

25 July – 16 September 2012
22 Calvert Avenue, London, E2 7JP
Calvert 22 presents highlights from the Innovation Prize, the official state award for contemporary visual arts in Russia. Best described as the Turner prize of Russian art, this is the first time art from the Innovation Prize has been shown outside of Russia.

Russian artist Elena Kovylina at Hayward Gallery's Wide Open School

11 June – 11 July 2012
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
This summer, Hayward Gallery transforms into Wide Open School. More than 100 international artists, including Martin Creed, Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, and Jeremy Deller, will lead classes and give lectures and performances on subjects that inspire them.

Wooden Churches: Travelling in the Russian North

Between 1902 and 1904 Ivan Bilibin travelled across Northern Russia drawing and photographing wooden architectural structures. A century later Richard Davies came across Bilibin’s photographs and decided to travel to Russia to find out which churches have survived.

Winners of the Rossica Translation Prize and the Rossica Young Translation Award announced

Many congratulations to John Elsworth, who has won the Rossica Translation Award 2012 for his translation of Petersburg by Andrei Bely. The winner of the Rossica Young Translators Award is Gregory Afinogenov for his translation of an extract from S.N.U.F.F by Victor Pelevin.

‘Once Upon a Time There Lived a Simple Woman’ triumphs at Nika Awards

Many congratulationa to Andrei Smirnov, whose latest film has won, amongst others, the Best Film award at this year's Nika Awards in Moscow.

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival comes to London!

We're delighted to announce the full programme for the SLOVO RUSSIAN LITERATURE FESTIVAL
16 - 20 April, London
Boris Akunin, Zakhar Prilepin, Alexander Kabakov, Olga Slavnikova and Alex Dubas are all coming to London for a series of talks at The Russian Bookshop at Waterstones!

Squaring the Circle, Short Stories by Winners of the Debut Prize

By Aleksei Lukyanov, Igor Savelyev, Denis Osokin, GullaKhirachev, PolinaKlyukina, Alexander Gritsenko, ArslanKhasavov, Oleg Zobern, Yuna Letts, Irina Glebova, Victor Puchkov, Olga Yelagina
Translated by Mariam Schwartz, Amanda Love Darragh, Anna Gunin, Nicholas Allen, Anne O. Fisher, Lisa Hayden Espenschade, Ben Hooson, Leo Shtutin, Muireann Maguire, Carol Yermakova, Jose Alaniz, Andrew Bromfield
Glas; pp. 304
ISBN 978-5-7172-0086-8
This anthology presents Russian prose by a new generation. The authors, who come from various parts of Russia, never lived in the Soviet Union. They are free of the Soviet legacy. They have no nostalgia and do not resonate to the sort of art that attempts to turn everything Soviet into vintage chic. Today an unusually gifted generation is entering Russian literature. Perhaps this change is an anthropological response to the difficult position of culture and literature. This new generation writing in Russian deserves great attention.

Squaring the Circle, Short Stories by Winners of the Debut Prize

By AlekseiLukyanov, Igor Savelyev, Denis Osokin, GullaKhirachev, PolinaKlyukina, Alexander Gritsenko, ArslanKhasavov, Oleg Zobern, Yuna Letts, Irina Glebova, Victor Puchkov, Olga Yelagina
Translated by Mariam Schwartz, Amanda Love Darragh, Anna Gunin, Nicholas Allen, Anne O. Fisher, Lisa Hayden Espenschade, Ben Hooson, Leo Shtutin, Muireann Maguire, Carol Yermakova, Jose Alaniz, Andrew Bromfield
Glas; pp. 304
ISBN 978-5-7172-0086-8
This anthology presents Russian prose by a new generation. The authors, who come from various parts of Russia, never lived in the Soviet Union. They are free of the Soviet legacy. They have no nostalgia and do not resonate to the sort of art that attempts to turn everything Soviet into vintage chic. Today an unusually gifted generation is entering Russian literature. Perhaps this change is an anthropological response to the difficult position of culture and literature. This new generation writing in Russian deserves great attention.

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Electroboutique

Now - 14 February
Alexei Shulgin and Aristarkh Chernyshev create interactive artworks which subtly communicate strong critical attitudes at the Science Museum

Mikhail Shishkin wins the Big Book Prize

Congratulations to Mikhail Shishkin for winning Big Book Prize and the readers' choice for his novel Pismovnik (Letter-Book).

Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935

29 October - 22 January
This special exhibition at the Royal Academy will examine Russian avant-garde architecture made during a brief but intense period of design and construction that took place from c.1922 to 1935.

Where Art Meets Film - CINE FANTOM at Tate Modern

Friday 16 September – Sunday 25 September 2011
Tate Modern is showcasing the work of the extraordinary Moscow film club CINE FANTOM, which is 25 years old this year.

Stalin's Foreign Policy by Ernst Henry

In December 1952, three months before Stalin’s death, the French Communist Party abruptly expelled two of the most distinguished members of its Politburo, André Marty and Charles Tillon. These were exalted veterans of the revolutionary movement in France, having risen to prominence as far back as the 1920s. Both belonged to the party’s founding core but had enjoyed Lenin’s trust even during the Russian Civil War.

The White Dove of Cordoba by Dina Rubina

He decided to call his aunt before his departure, anyway. Typically, he was the first to make a conciliatory move. The important thing here was not to curry favor or pander, but to conduct himself as if there hadn’t been a real quarrel – a mere trifle, a light tiff. “So, tell me,” he asked, “what should I bring you – castañuelas?” “Go to hell!” she snapped. But her voice conveyed a certain satisfaction that he’d telephoned – that he’d called despite everything, hadn’t flown off, chirring his little wings.

Kosmos: A Soviet Space Odyssey - Part 2

5 - 28 August
The British Film Institute, in association with Academia Rossica, brings the best of Soviet science fiction to London. Highlights include Tarkovsky's Stalker and cult favourite Kin-Dza-Dza.

Kosmos: A Soviet Space Odyssey - Part 1

8 July - 21 August
The British Film Institute, in association with Academia Rossica, brings the best of Soviet science fiction to London.
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