Russian Space Film Week

11 - 14 November 2015, London
To coincide with the 'COSMONAUTS: BIRTH OF THE SPACE AGE' exhibition at the Science Museum, the series presents 3 Russian films: GAGARIN. FIRST IN SPACE, DREAMING OF SPACE and animation SPACE DOGS. Films are shown in Russian with English subtitles >>

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.

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.

Valery Katsuba Photography Exhibition

8 March – 20 June
ArtMost Foundation, 20 Charles St, London W1J 5DT
ArtMost Gallery announces its new exhibition "Velocius, altius, fortus" presenting work by contemporary Russian photographer Valery Katsuba.

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.

The 10th Cossack Ball

The Polish Hearth Club
24 November

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 >>>

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.

Catherine the Great Lecture in London

6 September 2012, 15:00
6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London (Russian Embassy)
Yet to visit 'Catherine the Great: an Enlightened Empress' in Edinburgh? Today at 3pm, Maureen Barrie, Exhibitions Officer of the National Museums of Scotland, will be giving a multimedia presentation of this unique joint exhibition with the State Hermitage, at the Russian Embassy in London.

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!

Books in the Open Air

24 August - 10 September 2012
Parks and boulevards of Moscow, Russia
For the next 2 and a half weeks, Moscow parks and boulevards will be filled with books. Don’t miss it!

Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress

13 July – 21 October 2012
The National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Featuring the greatest collection of treasures from Imperial Russia ever displayed in the UK, this exhibition, organised in partnership with the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, celebrates the 250th anniversary of Catherine the Great’s ascension to the Russian throne.

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.

Marathon reading of Homer’s Iliad by 200 citizens enhanced by melodies of Daemonia Nymphe

21 July 2012, 10am – 8pm
The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street London, W1U 5AS
In the context of the 2012 London Olympic Games, hundreds of World citizens will send a message for global peace and Olympic Truce!

The Arts of the Russian and Soviet Modernists

24 February – 2 March 2012, SCRSS
An exhibition opens in Brixton with displays of posters, photographs, architectural designs, book illustrations and more from the archives of SCRSS.

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.

Gagarin: Man and Myth by Lev Danilkin

Having once escaped from the Earth’s gravitational pull, on his return Gagarin naturally found himself back in its power and he felt it just like everyone else. But the unique status that in reality was his for only one and a half hours was miraculously prolonged: in the eyes of virtually the entire population of the planet he remained a body free of the influence of earthly gravity.

Field of Action. The Moscow Conceptual School in Context

6 July - 28 August
Calvert 22, in collaboration with the Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, presents an exhibition of the highly influential Moscow Conceptual School. Featured artists include: Ilya Kabakov, Vitaly Komar, Alexander Melamid and Andrei Filippov.

Spies - Traitors, Heroes or Passé?

6.30pm, Saturday 28 May, Calvert 22
Sergei Kostin, Russia’s definitive spy writer and a charmingly witty speaker, will talk on the double life of espionage in film and in history - are spies traitors or idealistic heroes?


Linor Goralik was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine in 1975 and emigrated to Israel before moving to Moscow in 2001. She has published a number of prose books including two novels written in collaboration: No was co-authored with Sergey Kuznetsov; and Half of the Sky, with Stanislav Lvovsky. Both were published in 2004. She has produced several poetry collections, with many pieces appearing in journals such as Novy Mir and Vozduh, as well as publishing two children’s stories.

Rodchenko and His Circle

21 January - 21 March
Over two hundred previously unseen photographs by Alexander Rodchenko will feature alongside the work of his contemporaries in this exhibition at the Art Sensus gallery. Curated by John Milner.

Alexander Ponomarev

6 October – 21 November, Calvert22
Drawing upon his background in nautical engineering and an early career as a submariner, Ponomarev uses journeys on the sea as a starting point to explore the relationship between illusion and ‘reality’, the utility of art, and the shifting tides of personal and cultural history. The works in this exhibition issue from journeys undertaken by the artist - to the North Pole, to the bottom of the ocean and while tracking the 60th latitude of the Atlantic onboard a scientific research ship.

All about Diaghilev!

Diaghilev fever is taking London by storm. The V&A's major exhibition 'Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929' reveals Diaghilev's enduring influence on 20th-century art, design and fashion. The V&A is also holding a number of other Diaghilev themed events, including 'The Music of Diaghilev with the Philharmonia Orchestra' and 'Rephrasing the Ballets Russes', in collaboration with the English National Ballet. And the perfect accompaniment to this year's season of Diaghilev events is Sjeng Scheijen's new biography of the arguably the greatest (and most controversial) impresario of all time.

Chto delat?

Now – 24 October
At the ICA, Chto delat?, a Russian collective made up of artists, philosophers and writers, presents an exhibition and associated season of activity which extends their identity as ‘a self-organising platform for cultural workers’. Revolving around the publication of a new issue of their newspaper, a gallery display centred on the group’s videos and a programme of talks, screenings and performances Chto delat? articulate the potential for constituting new forms of living and learning.

The Director's office: in memoriam

A firm believer that architects should be gardeners not morticians enshrouding a city in cement, David Sarkisyan, Director of the Shchusev Museum of Architecture in Moscow, has been featured in the new issue of the Russia Now supplement to the Daily Telegraph, published today. Under David Sarkisyan's administration, the Shchusev museum became the centre of Moscow’s architectural and artistic life and now his old office is a memorial of his life's work.

Inspired by Diaghilev - Hampstead and Highgate Festival

24 September - 3 October
Over 40 events covering dance, film, music, poetry, theatre and visual art will take place across Hampstead and Highgate. The programme includes Matthew Hurt’s 'Lightening Conductor' a dramatic profile of Diaghilev (played by Simon Callow) as well as classical music concerts focusing on the composers who worked with Diaghilev and an exhibition of photographs of Ballets Russes dancer Tamara Karsavina.
There will also a series of events entitled ‘Russian Voices’ which focus on Anton Chekhov (Jonathan Miller), Leo Tolstoy (Zinovy Zinik), the Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy and Anna Akhmatova’s cycle of poems, ‘Requiem’, read by Glenda Jackson.


The first Russian stand at BookExpo America New York, 23 - 26 May 2011 This year the BOOKS FROM RUSSIA stand took part in BookExpo America, the main fair in the American book industry. The stand was organised by the Russian Federal agency for Press and Mass Communications and represented a range of Russian publishers. BookExpo America is currently undergoing major changes, transforming itself from a fair which focused primarily on the domestic market into an international book forum.

Liquid Modernity

Orel Art
Until 1 July 2009
UK solo exhibition of Russian contemporary artist Andrei Molodkin. An ex-Soviet soldier and master draftsman, Molodkin started using a simple ballpoint pen – the only medium available to him when serving in the Russian military – to create his first canvases. Referencing tattooing, once illegal in USSR, and exhausting an army of pens, Molodkin’s gigantic, labour-intensive drawings were first in a series of works to critically address iconization in a global contemporary culture.

Day 1

The first day ended with an evening with Dmitry Bykov and Bridget Kendall at Waterstone’s, Piccadilly. Bykov entertained the large audience with, along with everything else, a joke. It went like this: “At birth you get a label put on your arm, after death, it’s put on your foot. If someone gets the same number both times, they win a prize – a pressure cooker.”

AES+F Video Installation: Last Riot

Now - July 18 2008
RS&A Ltd. Gallery, London
Entry Free

Moscow art collecive of four, AES+F, presents video installation and porcelain work in their first solo exhibition in the UK. 'First Riot' brought new prominence to their already illustrious careers, when it met with sensational success at the Venice Biennale in 2007...

Rodchenko & Popova: Defining Constructivism

12 February - 17 May 2009
£9.80 (conc £6.80)
Arguably two of the Russian avant-garde’s most influential and important artists, Rodchenko and Popova were integral to the stylistic and theoretical underpinning of Russian Constructivism. With over 350 objects, this exhibition charts the evolution of their aesthetics from abstract painting to graphic design and will include their designs for cinema and theatre as well as numerous posters, books, and costumes.

Rossica 15

Interpreting Russia
This issue is dedicated to the short-listed finalists and the Winner of the first Rossica Prize.

Rossica 14

Russian Summer in London
In this issue we trace the life and career of Russian-Polish émigré artist and Art Deco icon Tamara de Lempica, and we explore the mystery of “Russianness” in 19th century Russian painting.

Rossica 4

Moscow – The Third Rome,
Stalin’s Capital, Global City

This issue focuses on Russia’s capital city as myth, as physical history, and as the future.

Rossica 4

Moscow – The Third Rome,
Stalin’s Capital, Global City

This issue focuses on Russia’s capital city as myth, as physical history, and as the future.
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