Lenin vs Vuitton
Art / Luxury

Lenin vs Vuitton

I was all packed, my travel winter wardrobe ready to brave the freezing temperatures of Moscow to attend the opening of Louis Vuitton‘s travel exhibition in Red Square. It would have featured art and luggage from international and Russian artists and personalities including artist Olga Chernysheva, prima ballerina Diana Vishneva, Sofia Coppola, Damien Hirst, James … Continue reading

Red Square Baller
Art

Red Square Baller

St. Petersburg-based performance artist, 29 year-old Pyotr Pavlensky, put Russian performance art in the headlines again this week. Stripped naked outside Lenin’s Mausoleum he nailed his testicles to a Red Square cobblestone — a metaphor for “life in a police state” ruled by President Vladimir Putin. The art protest was meant to mark the Police … Continue reading

Brave New Worlds: AES+F in Hong Kong
Art

Brave New Worlds: AES+F in Hong Kong

Of all the emerging market art scenes, Russia’s seems to have taken the longest to catch up and make an impact internationally. But in the last couple of years, a number of contemporary artists have started attracting serious attention. Standing out boldly amongst the current wave of contemporary artists is the four artist-Russian collective known … Continue reading