Eva Dagaz: A Young Artist in Kyrgyzstan

The editors of Limon.KG, a popular Kyrgyz news and culture site, visited the cozy studio of Eva Dagaz, an artisan in Kyrgyzstan who works with leather and creates original works. The following article and pictures were originally published in Russian at Limon.KG. Translation was performed by Sophia Rehm, a SRAS Home and Abroad Scholar studying […]

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Vladimir Manyuhin – Modern Graphic Design

The following statement from artist Vladimir Manyuhin about his work was published in Russian on ru.survarium.com, the site of the game Survarium for which Manyuhin creates illustrations. Translation was performed by Sophia Rehm, a SRAS Home and Abroad Scholar studying in Bishkek. The work of artist Vladimir Manyuhin is well known to all post-apocalyptic genre […]

The Making of Nu, Pogodi!

This article was originally written as a Russian-language LiveJournal post by Vitaly Dubogrei. It was translated to English by Sophia Rhem while on her Home and Abroad: Translation program. For Russians, the characters from Nu, pogodi! have been our friends since the cradle. One is a young guy with shaggy hair and a guitar on […]

Student Blog on Socialist Realist Art

Allie Bull studied Russian language and art over the summer of 2013 on a customized program with SRAS. As part of her studies, Allie has begun a blog “exploring what Socialist Realism is, how it emerged, major themes, and this art today.” She also discusses, in part, her studies abroad. See more about Allie’s work […]

Art in Motion at Petersburg’s Lazarev Gallery

Kinetic Art, part of the “Try Me! Discover Art” exhibition Works of Kristine Suhr and Andrey Rudev Lazarev Gallery, 5/5 6th Line (Metro Vasileostrovskaya) Open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission free Step into an art gallery or museum and one thing you can be guaranteed to see besides the actual art are signs […]

P183

I believe all art should be anonymous, Pasha 183 told Interview magazine in 2012. Thus, little is known about him, since a life of anonymity was necessary for the Moscow-based street artist, who also went by P183. Russian and British press peg his age at death in April, 2013 as 29, and note that for […]

Andrei Molodkin

When asked by British art magazine Dazed and Confused what kind of emotions he hopes to stir in his audiences, Andrei Molodkin responded, “I want to start a revolution.” In the same interview, Molodkin declared bluntly, “All my work is political.” Molodkin was born in 1966 in Bui, Russia, a small city in the Kostronoma […]

The Blue Noses

The Blue Noses, an artistic duo consisting of Alexander (Sasha) Shaburov and Vyacheslav (Slava) Mizin, was founded in 1999.  The group is known for their satirical and oft-times provocative works, which encompass photographs, videos, and performances that parody and critique Russian society, art, politics, and religion. Using decidedly low-tech methods in their artistic endeavors, their […]

The Art of “War:” Voina and Protest Art in Russia

The radical and absurdist art collective Voina (which means “War,” in Russian) was founded in 2005 by husband and wife Oleg Vorotnikov (who goes by “Vor” or “thief” in Russian) and Natalia Sokol (who often goes by the nicknames “Kozlenok,” or “Koza,” both of which refer to goats). Described by supporters as a “street collective […]

Art Imitates Life(Box): Marina Alexeeva’s “Lifeboxes” at the Marina Gisich Gallery

When you find yourself in front of the Marina Gisich Gallery on Reki Fontaki, it’s difficult at first to tell if you’ve found yourself at one of St. Petersburg’s most significant contemporary art centers, or at a building undergoing major electrical work. The space is currently hosting Marina Aleexeva’s “Lifeboxes,” which features shadowboxes of painstakingly fabricated […]

The Legacy of Unofficial Art in St. Petersburg: The Case of Pushkinkaya-10 Art Center

One must really have the desire to find the Pushkinskaya-10 Art Center if they are to visit it. Located in an otherwise inconspicuous courtyard off Ligovsky Prospect, it hides tucked behind the bright signs surrounding the Moskovsky railway station in downtown St. Petersburg, just a bit more visible than when its entrance was located around […]

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 […]

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