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Dasha Zhukova experiments with exhibition of 12 leading video artists on giant outdoor screen – Moscow Times, Reuters

Posted on December 7, 2008


   OUTSIDE VIDEO ART RUSSIA Daria Zhukova’s Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow is closed for renovations until February 2009  when it will reopen with Christie’s owner Francois Pinault’s exhibition of his personal collection. In the meantime Zhukova is showing an exhibiton of 12 video art on outdoor jumbotron screens  (normally used for advertisements) in Moscow. “Fashion […]

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Posted in AES+F, Art spaces, Collectors, Dasha Zhukova, Moscow, New Media, Nonprofit, Open air, Overviews, Russia, Russian, Video | 2 Comments »

Daria Zhukova’s Garage Center is temporary, New York Times wrong – Moscow Times

Posted on November 18, 2008


  ART SPACE RUSSIA Daria Zhukova’s Garage Center for Contemporary Culture drew comparisons to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art and London’s Tate Modern when it opened in a vast, reconstructed garage last month.But the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, an architectural landmark, is far from a permanent accommodation and will have to be vacated in […]

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Posted in Art spaces, Collectors, Dasha Zhukova, Individual, Russian | Leave a Comment »

Zhukova, girlfriend of Abramovich opens new 92,000 sf art space in Moscow 2008 – International Herald Tribune

Posted on August 25, 2008


        RUSSIA NEW CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE opens September 2008 Dasha Zhukova is to open a contemporary art space in the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, a giant red-brick Constructivist-era landmark near the Olympic Stadium in Moscow. Popular with architects the garage was designed in 1926 by Konstantin Melnikov. “I thought Moscow should have a space like this […]

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Photography in contemporary Russia – Art Radar speaks with curator Olga Sviblova, AES+F and Igor Moukhin

Posted on August 18, 2010


MOSCOW PARIS CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION MUSEUM SHOWS With France-Russia Year 2010 in full swing, Maison Européene de la Photographie (MEP) and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM), formerly the Moscow House of Photography, partnered for the photo exhibition “Photography in Contemporary Russia, 1990-2010“, currently on display in Paris. Art Radar Asia spoke with Olga Sviblova, curator and […]

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Posted in AES+F, Collaborative, Curators, Events, France, From Art Radar, Gallery shows, Interviews, Museum shows, Olga Sviblova, Paris, Photography, Professionals, Russian, Venues | Leave a Comment »

World premiere of new AES+F photo collages at Moscow’s Garage Center – video

Posted on August 10, 2010


RUSSIAN ARTIST COLLECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEO Made up of artists Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovitch, Evgeny Svyatsky, and Vladmir Fridkes, internatinoally acclaimed Russian collective AES+F returns once again to Moscow’s Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in the center’s newest exhibition, “The Feast of Trimalchio“. Curated by Olga Sviblova, the collective’s interpretation of Satyricon, a work by Roman poet Gaius […]

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Posted in AES+F, Collaborative, Consumerism, Fantasy art, Human Body, Moscow, Museum shows, Olga Sviblova, Photography, Russia, Russian, Utopian art, Video | Leave a Comment »

Russian curators prosecuted for showcasing banned art: media round-up

Posted on August 2, 2010


RUSSIAN ART CURATORS BANNED ART LAW After a two-year trial, two Russian curators, Yury Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeyev, were declared guilty of “inciting religious hatred,” despite massive protest. Although they escaped the three-year prison sentence demanded by the prosecution, the judge declared them guilty and each had to pay a hefty fine. Critics fear the results […]

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Posted in Activist, Body, Brands, Celebrity art, Censorship of art, Consumerism, Curators, Identity art, Moscow, Nationalism, Political, Religious art, Russia, Russian, Social, Themes and subjects, Venues | 1 Comment »

Can you help find video artist Rauf Khalilov from Azerbaijan?

Posted on October 14, 2009


AZERBAIJAN VIDEO ART Today we received an email from one of our readers Luca Quattrocchi, a professor at the University of Siena in Italy asking us to help him locate Rauf Khalilov, a video artist from Azerbaijan who exhibited in the Venice Biennale in 2007. Professor Quattrocchi  wrote: I´m professor of Contemporary Art at the University of […]

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Posted in Azerbaijani, Human Body, Scholars, Video | 2 Comments »

Property companies splurge on art in Hong Kong, recent trend

Posted on June 4, 2009


ART SPONSORSHIP HONG KONG At the end of last year Time Out noticed a new trend in Hong Kong, one with its own strange momentum. Property companies appeared to be competing with one another to sponsor the arts. When the Olympics surged into town in August 2008, the Sun Hung Kai Charitable Fund revealed their […]

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Chinese artist-run spaces rise up again?

Posted on May 18, 2009


ARTIST RUN SPACES BEIJING CHINA Eflux writer Carol Linghua Yu has written an interesting piece on the recent sprouting of independent artist-run spaces ‘born as a response to a specific situation in China’. Obsessed with constructing physical infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities she notes that ‘there is a staggering shortage of context-specific artistic experiments at all […]

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Russian billionaire collector Mikhelson continues support for art despite downturn – Bloomberg

Posted on February 16, 2009


RUSSIAN ART COLLECTOR Varoli reports on Bloomberg that Leonid Mikhelson is sponsoring a display of 30 works by 20th-century Russian master artist Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, many of which are well known to the public. Billionaire Leonid Mikhelson’s company OAO Novatek is sponsoring Russia’s first exhibition of a state museum’s works by a private gallery, with a […]

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Posted in Biennials, Recession, Russia, Russian | 1 Comment »