Articles by Eleonora Krolevetskaya



A Russian Banksy Is Remembered Posthumously

Graffiti carved out its own niche in the history of contemporary art, bringing fresh ideas and bright colors onto gray walls of typical city buildings. In Russia, it started in the 1980s, as declining Soviet authority led to a feeling of freedom and a desire to stand up to authority, and gained popularity in the 1990s.

Chagall, Rodchenko, Great Russian Artists Portray Life as Circus

Today, outsiders sometimes condemn Russian circuses as barbaric spectacles, frequently relying on drugged and caged animals that are poked and prodded into entertaining guests.

Gankevich's Magic Carpets Take Viewers Back to The U.S.S.R.

Artist Anatoly Gankevich has brought back the wall carpets and kitschy home decor of the Soviet Union in his exhibit "Soviet Mandala," now on display at the Frolov Gallery.

Behind the Scenes at the Russian Circus

While the actors make flying on the trapeze under the circus dome seem easy, the training to bring joy to audiences takes a lot of dedication. The Russian circus, full of ordinary people with extraordinary abilities, started in the period of Peter the Great and still functions all over the country.

Stravinsky Festival in Scriabin's Flat

On Friday, the National Center For Contemporary Arts opened the festival "Beginning of the Time of the Composer" dedicated to Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. The festival is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the premiere of his opera "The Nightingale" and is intended to show the composer's creative development.

Moscow Metro Opens Its Doors at Winzavod

On Thursday, the Proun gallery at the Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art opened the exhibition "We Have the Metro!" which gives a chance to get acquainted with the Moscow Metro's history from the very beginning. Devoted to the creation of the capital's "underground palaces," it takes visitors back to the first half of the 20th century.

Night of the Unexpected Fills Winzavod With Music and Dance

Russian artists have long held a reputation for innovative and bizarre performance art. However, though the many conceptual schools that sprang up in Moscow in the early '90s competed for attention by staging shocking group performances, over the last decade the Moscow art scene has grown less wild and more institutionalized.

Avdeyev Mixes Myths In New Enameled Art

Svetlana Sazhina's gallery opened a new enamel art works exhibition Friday in which creator Andrei Avdeyev presented nearly 20 exhibits of different sizes from his new series "Atlantises."

Instaart Presents Art Through Instagram Filters

Instaart, a new exhibition of Instagram photography, has grabbed the attention of Moscow's social media crowd. The exhibit, which opened at Vauxhall Center last Friday, is part of the parallel program of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.