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Battleship Potemkin with the Pet Shop Boys Score

Battleship Potemkin with the Pet Shop Boys Score

Posted November 27th, 2013

Film, Mashups, Music, Russia, Videos

Battleship Potemkin is a 2005 album from the Pet Shop Boys, written to accompany the 1925 silent film The Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein, performed by Tennant, Lowe and the Dresdner Sinfoniker who were conducted by Jonathan Stockhammer with orchestrations by Torsten Rasch. In April… Read More

Videos

Cosmic Dancer – First Art Show in Earth Orbit on Mir Space Station

Cosmic Dancer – First Art Show in Earth Orbit on Mir Space Station

Posted November 18th, 2013

Russia, Science, Sculptures, Videos

On May 22, 1993, a sculpture called the Cosmic Dancer created by the Swiss/American artist Arthur Woods was launched to the Russian Mir space station on a Progress rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Cosmic Dancer – a painted geometric form made out… Read More

Sports

Russia censors Olympic-themed art ahead of Sochi 2014

Russia censors Olympic-themed art ahead of Sochi 2014

Posted June 21st, 2013

Censorship, Politics, Russia, Sports

One of Russia’s most prominent modern art figures has been fired after refusing to allow an exhibit examining the darker side of the Sochi Olympics to be axed by censors. Albina Kovalyova reports for NBC News that “Marat Guelman, a gallery curator, was dismissed as… Read More

Shows

Germany, Russia clash over ‘looted art’

Germany, Russia clash over ‘looted art’

Posted June 21st, 2013

Art Theft, Politics, Russia, Shows

A disagreement over artefacts is overshadowing a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel to St Petersburg, for a Russia-organized economic forum. An evening exhibition opening with President Vladimir Putin has been canceled at first. German chancellery spokesman Steffen Seibert said German and Russian officials had decided… Read More

Shows

Germany, Russia clash over 'looted art'

Germany, Russia clash over 'looted art'

Posted June 21st, 2013

Art Theft, Politics, Russia, Shows

A disagreement over artefacts is overshadowing a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel to St Petersburg, for a Russia-organized economic forum. An evening exhibition opening with President Vladimir Putin has been canceled at first. German chancellery spokesman Steffen Seibert said German and Russian officials had decided… Read More

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Jan Švankmajer’s Kunstkammer & Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s “Black Pot”

Jan Švankmajer’s Kunstkammer & Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s “Black Pot”

The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture presents two new projects: Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s The Black Pot and Jan Švankmajer’s Kunstkammer, each created specifically for the new Garage Pavilion in Gorky Park. Garage Center for Contemporary Culture is an independent platform for new thinking… Read More

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Jan Švankmajer’s Kunstkammer & Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg's "Black Pot"

Jan Švankmajer’s Kunstkammer & Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg's "Black Pot"

The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture presents two new projects: Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s The Black Pot and Jan Švankmajer’s Kunstkammer, each created specifically for the new Garage Pavilion in Gorky Park. Garage Center for Contemporary Culture is an independent platform for new thinking… Read More

Russia

German police break up international art forgery ring

German police break up international art forgery ring

Posted June 14th, 2013

Forgery, Germany, News, Russia

German police said Thursday they have broken up a multi-million-euro (-dollar) international forgery ring which specialized in producing bogus works attributed to Russian avant-garde artists including Vasily Kandinsky. Two suspects were arrested at their homes in the western German city of Wiesbaden as alleged leaders… Read More

Shows

The Tsars` Cabinet – 200 Years of decorative arts under the Romanovs at the Bowers Museum

The Tsars` Cabinet – 200 Years of decorative arts under the Romanovs at the Bowers Museum

Posted June 11th, 2013

Applied Art, Russia, Shows

The Bowers Museum hosts The Tsars’ Cabinet, which highlights two hundred years of decorative arts under the Romanovs, from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century. Many of the more than… Read More