New Wave in Conceptual Art is coming to Venice Biennale this year from Russia. Venice Biennale, the Olympics of the art world, is hosting The Russian Pavilion with the installation “Empty Zones” by Andrei Monastyrsky and his art group Collective Actions, pioneers of Russian performance and installation art.
The collection of the State Hermitage includes more than three million works of art and artefacts of the world culture. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material.
Sergei’s art is a strange combination of high aestheticism and folk “roots”, modernistic extravaganza and dadaistic fragility, symbolic bottomlessness and Russian past print metaphysics, artistic refinement and graphic roughness. But even all of those put together do not make his art unprofessional or eclectic. Rather, it transmits giant spiritual experience and marks the beginning of the sacred, mysterious, the beginning of all beginnings.
Google, and it means the whole world, is celebrating 450th anniversary of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow today. The world is remaining to be in flux, and the flux today seems to bring warm Russian-America winds. What all this mean for us, remains to be seen.
Fears of a dire crisis for the art market following the deadly terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center twin towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington seemed to fade away between November 5th and 7th 2001 thanks to a series of record bids during the sales of the Hoener, Smooke and Gaffé collections.
Last month The Financial Times Limited reported the fate of The Black Square by Kazimir Malevich.
The Hermitage museum of St Petersburg has announced its intention to open a branch in Amsterdam where it will organise two yearly exhibitions due to attract some 250 000 visitors, it was announced in November 1999.
Russian fine art of the end of the 20th century dropped out of art critics view due to Perestroika. Sots art of Perestroika period was at the center of attention, because there was quite a recognized political context, and the interest towards Russia, concerning politics was equal to zero.
Two small Ivan Aivasovskys paintings on sale at Sotheby’s New York this year.
The Lomonosov Imperial manufacture of porcelains will remain Russian, a Saint Petersburg court decided on October 8th 1999.
Some American investors had bought shares of the manufacture but Russian authorities did not want to see such cultural institution fall into foreign hands.