“Let us admit, that many people live automatically, and act under their own steam. While they don’t know themselves and don’t understand others. Down with functioning in society! Down with functioning in private relationships. Down with being robots! It is better to stand still than to act unconsciously and not knowing why.
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.
One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, Hermitage in St.Petersburg, is hosting an exhibition of one of the best-known American portrait photographers, Annie Leibovitz, this summer. “Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990–2005” is on view through Sept. 21 at the State Hermitage Museum.
Russian animation project: “Lullabies Of The World” is a collection of animated films based on lullabies of different nations. Every lullaby is performed in its original language. The plot of the movie is based on the story told in the lullaby. Visual images reflect the lifestyle and traditions of each nation.
Russian cinema, or “kino”, is considered to be among the most influential in the world. Though it has been in decline for the past 20 years, it may finally see signs of revival as well as the beginning of a Russian-American cultural partnership.
After the end of the Soviet Union, Russian animation industry changed in two main ways. On one hand, State subsidies diminished on another the number of studios increased. What’s happening today?
Lomonosov Porcelain Factory was founded in 1744 in Saint Ptersburg by the Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great. It became thus the first porcelain manufactory in Russia and the third in Europe.
In art, reality has its own ratings and fashion. An artist’s success is not in a place occupied, but in time. There in need style-made policy. Our mainstream is defined with a circle of our colleagues and friends. They are not very young, all our people are nice, but one wouldn’t call them super trendy, that’s why our mainstream is old fashioned and slow.
Last month The Financial Times Limited reported the fate of The Black Square by Kazimir Malevich.