Young Artists See Art as Organic, Evolving

By Olga Kuzmina
Jul. 26 2011

The stamp of approval for “true art” is granted to pieces that have passed the test of time. But what do we make of art that was purposefully made to be impermanent — art that mirrors life by, like all organic matter, evolving, withering and eventually reaching its end? The Moscow Times >>>

Children’s Center Inspires Star Photojournalist

By Olga Kuzmina
Jul. 06 2011

Award-winning photojournalist Andreea Anca has documented the plights of people all over Europe, from anti-Milosevic demonstrators in Serbia to Roma women in the Czech Republic. Her most recent project took her to Moscow’s Center for Curative Pedagogics, which provides treatment for 900 children with developmental disabilities each year. The Moscow Times >>>

New York, So Good They Took Photos

By Olga Kuzmina
Jun. 30 2011

As one of the most photographed locations in the world, New York City has acquired a mythical status that, at times, almost overshadows the real metropolis. Now a new exhibition at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art challenges the public’s imaginary construction of “the Big Apple” with photographs that are as surprising as they are deeply subjective. The Moscow Times >>>

‘Holy Russia’ on Show at Tretyakov

By Olga Kuzmina
Jun. 14 2011

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hailed it as “a brilliant milestone in Russia’s cultural life.” The New York Times called it “the most remarkable show of art from Russia ever staged anywhere.” Now, one year after its highly publicized premiere at the Louvre, “Holy Russia” — featuring some 450 relics of the medieval Orthodox Rus — finally opens its doors at home. The Moscow Times >>>

Capturing Bullfight Festival on Camera

By Olga Kuzmina
Jun. 06 2011

Ernest Hemingway famously observed that bullfighting is “the only art in which the artist is in danger of death.” Anyone who doesn’t believe him can visit the GMG Gallery’s “Days of San Isidro,” the latest exhibition from Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist James Hill, who traveled to Madrid and captured the annual festival of the Spanish bullfight in photographs that at times seem too dangerous to be true. The Moscow Times >>>

French Film Festival Tours Round Russia

By Olga Kuzmina
May. 26 2011

Juliette Binoche won’t be there in person — although she sent her regrets — but she will be on screen with a dozen more film stars as the French Film Week begins Sunday at Pioner Cinema before it goes on tour passing through a total of 17 Russian cities. The Moscow Times >>>

Austrian Art on Show at Shchusev Museum

By Olga Kuzmina
May. 23 2011

A day after visiting the Kremlin, where he discussed the relaxation of Austria’s visa policy with Russia, Austrian President Heinz Fischer made an appearance at another event of mutual cooperation, the opening of the joint exhibition “Austria Davaj! Creative Forces of Austria,” which brings to Moscow the work of 17 leading artists in Russia’s largest-ever presentation of contemporary Austrian art. The Moscow Times >>>


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