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Category Archives: The Art World
With tragic news striking two separate beloved Moscow institutions this month – namely the acid attack on Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director Sergei Filin, and the murder charges brought against Project O.G.I. co-founder Alexei Kabanov, let us seek comfort by combining … Continue reading
Via the Sabotage Times http://www.sabotagetimes.com/life/russian-prisoner-tattoo-art/ Thanks to SB for the link.
This post made my year. I don’t feel justified embedding the video because I don’t want to take any credit away from AS, the original blogger. Instead, I will just paste the video caption below to whet appetites. There are … Continue reading
RFE/RL posted fun footage of an artists’ protest march in Moscow on Saturday: http://www.rferl.org/media/video/24588446.html
Continuing a long-running theme of street art in which we have discussed P-183 and Voina, here is the group Partizaning, which has engaged in several guerilla art campaigns throughout Russia (mainly Moscow and St Petersburg) My favorite is their collection … Continue reading
John Reed, called “the author of perhaps the best book ever written by an American about Russia, Ten Days That Shook the World,” (Frazier, p. 25) was brought to the silver screen by Warren Beatty in the 1981 film Reds. … Continue reading
Today the Guardian posted a slideshow of work by P183 in Moscow, reminiscent of some of Banksy’s stuff. I don’t have any copyright over any of this. The photos are credited to P183/Rex Features. The entire gallery can be found … Continue reading
Despite my affection for Moscow, a city that is undergoing significant turmoil right now, I think I will skip this upcoming flick: Thanks to TV for the recommendation.
I can’t even begin to understand any of this. I guess one thing I can say is that “Black Square” may be one of the most appropriately titled piece of artwork ever. As the opening line to this New Yorker … Continue reading
The art collective Voina, the same group from the post from January about Alexei Plutser-Sarno, is at it again. Courtesy of Radio Free Europe: http://www.rferl.org/content/russian_voina_kissing_police/2324963.html Russian Renegades Make Out Like Bandits — With Cops March 01, 2011 Members of renegade … Continue reading