The internationally acclaimed abstract artist Sean Scully is to launch a major touring exhibition in Russia following a series of highly successful exhibitions in China. The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow will host the first, opening on 3 November 2017.
18 January 2017
The Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky best known for nailing his scrotum to Red Square and his partner have fled the country after being accused of “violent actions of a sexual nature”
Edward Dolman, the executive director and acting chief executive of The Qatar Museums Authority has revealed that he is taking over the reins at Phillips Auctioneers, the fourth largest auction house in the world. Mr. Dolman, 54, spent 27-years at Christie’s where he was chief executive and chairman before his departure. He has now decided […]
Two of the Art-Punk band Pussy Riot members jailed for hooliganism are suing the Russian government over their imprisonment for a protest in a Moscow cathedral. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have stated that their trial and subsequent imprisonment amounted to torture. The case has been filed at the European Court of Human Rights, seeking […]
MANIFESTA 10 opened to the public yesterday on 28 June 2014, in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a location, St. Petersburg was considered a difficult choice by many, due to recent developments in the Ukraine and the country’s criminalisation of homosexuality. Although controversial Manifesta believes that engaging with Russia at this time is important and necessary. […]
The British Council’s exhibition of YBA (Young British Artists) has been cancelled due to a lack of funding and sponsorship. The exhibition was expected to be one of the features of the UK-Russia Year of Culture. The British Council said it ‘hoped the exhibition would eventually go ahead’. “Our partner and host venue, the Ekaterina […]
Pyotr Pavlensky, 29, a performance artist has been arrested in Moscow after stripping naked and driving a nail through his scrotum into the cobblestone paving, outside the Lenin Mausoleum, in Red Square. The artist is known for sewing his mouth shut, in protest of the incarcerated Punk/art band Pussy Riot. He sat for an hour […]