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55 Contemporary Artists Are Taking Over One Of The World's Oldest Museums

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts

Over fifty five contemporary artists have gathered in St. Petersburg to infiltrate one of the world's oldest museums. Why? Because Manifesta, the noma...

WATCH: The Story Behind These Funny Fat Cat Paintings

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Many cat owners are obsessive about their feline friends, but few have immortalized their pets quite like artist Svetlana Petrova. The Russian painter...

A Queer Orthodoxy: Post-Soviet Russian Art Movement 'Club of Friends' Reunited in London

Kevin Childs | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Kevin Childs

And so was born a new "unofficial" underground movement, the New Artists or, as they would become known, the Club of Friends.

London's Superpowered Russian Week: Cocktails, Controversy & a Communist Kiss

Simon Hewitt | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

There was controversy wherever you looked during London Russian Week in late November. And I'm not just talking about the blink-and-you've-missed-...

The World Of Soviet Sport In 20th Century Russian Art

Posted 12.30.2013 | Arts

Images of sparring boxers, relentless cross country skiers and triumphant Olympic parades -- these are but some of the artistic symbols that were used...

Moscow Celebrates 100 Years Of Performance Art In Russia

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

One hundred years ago, Kasimir Malevich, Alexei Kruchenych, and Mikhail Matyushin got together to stage a futurist opera called "Victory Over The Sun....

7 Contemporary Russian And Eastern European Artists You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

Sotheby's recently had an art world revelation. It dawned upon the iconic auction house that collectors from Russia and Eastern Europe are arriving at...

NCCA Kronstadt: Documents From a Russian Residency

j.frede | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Like many of my contemporaries in Los Angeles, I work across multiple disciplines that allow for attention to be directed toward my investigations rather than restricted by a commitment to a single medium. Working in this way allows for opportunity to explore.

Artist Behind Painting Of Putin In Lingerie Flees Russia

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.29.2013 | Arts

On Monday, four satirical paintings by artist Konstantin Altunin were removed from the St. Petersburg Museum of Power during a raid by Russian police....

Off the Grass and Into the Galleries: St. Petersburg's White Night of Art

Simon Hewitt | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

In 2004, St. Petersburg laid scant claim to being a center for contemporary art. But much has since changed, with the advent of a clutch of dynamic galleries and new museum venues showcasing both domestic and international art.

Russia Gets Avant-Garde

Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

The canvases of Russian-born artist Nahum Tschacbasov are filled with familiar themes -- quasi-religious imagery, romantic landscapes, not-so-subtle r...

Radical Russian Art Group Strikes Again

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts

Voina, the radical Russian art group that once painted a 200-foot-long penis on a drawbridge in St. Petersburg, has struck again... sort of. Recen...

A Russian Artist And His Moon

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.26.2013 | Arts

Like a character out of some ancient fairy tale, Russian artist Leonid Tishkov can't seem to go anywhere without a human-sized crescent moon by his si...

Aidan Salakhova: A New Start for the Madonna Universale

Simon Hewitt | Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

As an individual counterpoint to the current Saatchi group exhibition of post-Soviet art in London, a solo show at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MM...

Russian Art: Center Stage in London -- At Saatchi and the Auction Houses

Simon Hewitt | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

London, not Moscow, has long been the global center for Russian art. 2013-01-03-hewittpull.jpg

This Anna Karenina Is Unhappy in Her Own Spectacular Way

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I want to tell you about an exhibition -- of a sort -- consisting of hundreds if not thousands of striking images presented onscreen to an audience eager to get to know the latest version of Leo Tolstoy's spectacularly unhappy Anna Karenina.

Challenging Contemporary Art -- From the Depths of Mother Russia

Simon Hewitt | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

I've reported on Russian art from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, but a recent invitation to Ulyanovsk took me by surprise. It came from the Plastov Awards, which I had never heard of. I didn't know much about Ulyanovsk either.

If Czarist Russia Had Instagram...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.30.2012 | Arts

If the genius of Instragram had been discovered in imperial Russia, we imagine the result would have looked a little bit like this: Peasant girls...

Russian Artist Makes Giant Mosquito Out Of Scrap Metal

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home

In western Siberia, art sucks you! While it's no Robosaurus, this sculpture by Russian artist Valery Chaliy is probably about as close as Siberia i...

Russian Street Artist Accused Of Blasphemy

Posted 06.07.2012 | Arts

The prosecutor’s office of Novosibirsk has officially opened up a criminal case against street artist and activist Artem Loskutov for blasphemy and ...

'Living Faces' Take Over A Russian City

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

We've recently covered some amazing street art projects in Baltimore and Poland, and now we're moving further east to showcase an impressive artist wh...

24 Hours in Moscow

Trisha Andres | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Trisha Andres

With a string of new art galleries and restaurants and a thriving creative community, Moscow's cultural offerings are aplenty.

Celebrity Art Collector Ronnie Dunn

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.23.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

What was it that intrigued Dunn about Russian art? I planned to find out...

Why Russian Art Hooligans Voina Are In The News Again

Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

Charges against the Russian guerilla art group Voina have been dropped, according to the Russian news site RIA Novosti. The charges of hooliganism...

WATCH: Art Group Burns Down Police Car... Is It 'Beyond Art'?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

Some of us celebrate the new year by popping champagne, planting a kiss or setting off a party popper. Voina, a radical Russian art group, rang in 201...