Author: Corinne Hughes

Marat Mashanlo: Bishkek: Yesterday and Today

In photography, superimposition is the placement of one image over another, either to conceal something or create an overall effect. The concept was widely developed by Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov, who compared the past and present of multiple cities in reference to World War II. He describes theses superimposed archival photos as “ghosts.” A new outdoor exhibition of […]

Polyphony in Isaac Levitan’s Landscapes

Libretto For The Cries of Life: Polyphony in Isaac Levitan’s Landscapes within the context of the artistic and intellectual currents of 1860s Russia An Opera in Three Acts With Accompaniment: “Vera Pavlovna’s Ninth Dream” by Victor Pelevin[1]   By Corinne Hughes   Overture: What frightened her most of all was that there was no door […]

Endless Exhibitions: A Night of Art in the City of Secrets

Once a year, in over forty countries spanning Europe, nearly three thousand museums remain open late into the night for “Night of Museums.” Since 1977, International Museum Day has been recognized worldwide on or about May 18th. As a way to celebrate this holiday, Night of Museums was established in 1997 in Berlin. A little […]

How to See 30 Local Artists of St. Petersburg (And Feel Good About Yourself!): The Good Home Charity Events

St. Petersburg is a city full of public art – from sculptures to mosaics to murals. Everywhere you turn, there are the signatures of artists old and new. New projects are being formed all the time to serve a variety of purposes, including charity events to help local NGOs. One such project, which has already […]

Ilya Gaponov & Name Gallery

At the intersection of Nevsky Prospect and the Griboyedov Canal, one can see some of the most famous sites in St. Petersburg – from the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood to the Kazansky Cathedral. Just a five minute walk from here, past the famous Bank Bridge with the golden-winged griffons, there is […]

Marina Fedorova & The Lazarev Gallery

The Lazarev Gallery wants you to come inside. Located near the Neva River on the 6thLine of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg, the renovated historical building with tinted windows and assorted English and Russians signs formed in glass and bronze welcomes the artistically curious. The gallery opened in the summer of 2007 and became an instant […]

Irina Federova and Gafur Mendagaliev at The Borey Art Center

In 1991, just after the Soviet Union dissolved, the Borey Art Center was established around the corner from the bustling Nevsky Prospect in the basement of an old building on Liteiny Prospect. Around this time, two Russian artists were approaching important moments in their respective artistic lives. Irina Federova was attending her first art school […]

The New Museum

Settled in the historic district of St. Petersburg, the New Museum is the first private museum of its kind in St. Petersburg. Local businessman, Aslan Chekhoev, opened the museum from the private collection he started twenty years ago. Opened in June 2010, the museum provides an exciting permanent collection of Soviet Non-Conformist art, as well as […]

Hello Pasta! By Yeka Haski & The Nevsky 8 Art Center

The Nevsky 8 Art Center, is an art supply shop, gift store, gallery, and café all in one. Located at the very beginning of Nevsky Prospect, just around the corner from Palace Square, Nevsky 8 has bright lime-green signs in English to draw attention. The windows are filled with conceptual art for purchase, such as painted […]