If anyone would want to steer clear of the Russian legal system you’d think it would be the anarchist art collective Voina, whose members are routinely jailed for provocations like painting a 210-foot penis on a St. Petersburg drawbridge and overturning...
Over her month reporting for Blouin News and ARTINFO in Moscow, Vanessa Yurkevich discovered both the anticipated and the unexpected on daily life in the city. Here, she shares some of her impressions, and reflects on the aspects most difficult to adapt...
The historic center of Moscow has been the heart of the city since it was first founded in the 12th century. Today, as the site of some of the most iconic architectural structures in the world — including St. Basil’s Cathedral to the Kremlin...
On January 18, an anonymous man splashed acid in the face of Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet troupe. Filin was hospitalized to the burn unit of City hospital No. 36. As the press office of Department of Public Health Service...
Hotel Ukraina was built in 1957 as one of Stalin’s Seven Sisters — seven skyscrapers meant to rival those of New York City. ARTINFO’s Vanessa Yurkevich speaks with the hotel’s manager about the iconic building...
Anastasia Barysheva, ARTINFO Russia
MOSCOW — Last Wednesday, Red October Gallery opened a show by famed conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov that symbolizes the civilization and culture of the now-collapsed USSR, where both artists were born and raised....
MOSCOW — On Saturday, the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture opened its new temporary pavilion by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban in Gorky Park. The first show in Garage’s new venue, “Temporary Structures in Gorky Park: From...
The idea of the Museum of Everything as an exhibition space and open forum was born in London in 2009. It encapsulates the vision of its founder — the artist, entrepreneur, and jack-of-all-trades James Brett — in two trucks filled with outsider art, which...
– Corcoran Board Asked to Rethink Building Sale: Yesterday, opponents of the Corcoran Gallery's decision to sell its historic Beaux-Arts building in northwest Washington, D.C. delivered a 3,200-signature petition to the museum's Board of Trustees,...
Not even a two-year jail sentence will silence the Russian anarcha-punk band Pussy Riot. Mere days after their sentencing, members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich sound off with a new song. “Putin...
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