Vlad Zorin @ Cube.Moscow

In his Hare series artist Vlad Zorin photographs a Ken-doll-like figure almost completely nude wearing a hare mask that covers half of his face. The images look like they have been shot somewhere like Los Angeles, probably by a top fashion photographer. And, while Zorin is experienced in this field, these images have just been […]

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Gallery Girl meets Osnova

The art scene in Moscow is growing and shows no signs of stopping. It is now home to Russia’s only international art fair and an internationally celebrated biennial. Thanks to Dasha Zhukova – wife of Roman Abramovic – there is now even a multi-million pound gallery lying in the heart of Moscow’s most central Gorky […]

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The Future is Certain @ Calvert 22

Society forces us to believe that anything is possible in the future. While we may speculate about upcoming events in the days, weeks or even years to come, we would rarely be brave enough to say that what lies ahead is certain. However, a new exhibition at Calvert 22 subverts all of this, purporting that […]

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Superwoman @ GRAD

Russia is famous for a lot of things, feminism, in the UK at least, probably isn’t one of them. However, GRAD Gallery is changing that with its Superwoman exhibition, that presents all things woman during the Soviet era. The show illustrates the presentation of the Soviet woman from 1917 to 1991. While women have long […]

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Russian Portraits @ NPG

I would imagine that most of the visitors to the National Portrait Gallery’s incumbent Russia and The Arts exhibition have not been to Russia, and if they have, even fewer would have seen the paintings in their natural habitat. Unlike many, I have personally been to the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, which makes my response […]

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YSL @ Bowes

I recently agreed to go on a walking trip along Hadrian’s Wall with my mother and her friend. I am not one for the countryside and after taking my Duke of Edinburgh award I swore that I would never go walking up and down hills again. However, I decided to go along with it on the […]

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Malevich @ Tate Modern

The Tate’s incumbent blockbuster exhibition is about Matisse. However, running concurrently is a retrospective of the art of Russian artist Malevich that really ought to have just as much attention from gallery goers. Kazimir Malevich was born in Kiev, whilst an administrative division of the Russian Empire in 1879. He founded the suprematist movement around […]

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