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

Garage Full of Baldessari
Art

Garage Full of Baldessari

Following on from a Berlin show that opened a couple of months ago at Sprüth Magers, Californian artist John Baldessari has recently also seen to the opening of his first ever show in Russia at Moscow’s Garage Centre of Contemporary Culture. Co-curated by Garage’s new Chief Curator, Kate Fowle, and Garage International Advisor, Hans Ulrich … Continue reading