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Review – Mikhail Olenev – Back to Reality – VKhUTEMAS Gallery, Moscow

Mikhail Olenev – Back to Reality – Architecture, Graphics, Painting. VKhUTEMAS Gallery 28th. April-29th. May 2015 There are often quite diverting small exhibitions in the various cultural haunts of Moscow.  They vary in ambition but tend to fade rather quickly from the memory.  The current event at the world-famous but unknown (yes it does make… Continue Reading 0

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Comment – PROZAVOD – Russian 20th. Century Industrial Photography – Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow

The ‘Krasny Oktyabr’ chocolate factory used to cover a considerable area of prime land right on the Moscow River just across from the Kremlin.   It was re-located in 2007 and the site subsequently emerged as a centre for the fashionable industries of the 21st  - art studios, galleries, cafes with exposed brickwork and generally… Continue Reading 0

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Kheppi New Year from Moscow

Tsaritsino? or Tsaritsi-yes? New Year greetings from our snowy winter quarters in southern Moscow.  We are holed up here until the weather affords us sunnier possibilities.  We walked through the park at Tsaritsino last night – it was wonderful to be able to wander around after dark in a well-lit,  unthreatening environment.  In the current… Continue Reading 0

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REVIEW: The Myth of the Beloved Leader – Миф о любимом вожде

Moscow, History Museum Exhibition runs until 13.01.2015 – tickets 300 roubles - Metro: Ploshchad Revoliutsi Opinion: Visit this exhibition! The Myth of the Beloved Leader – Миф о любимом вожде This is 2014 Russia – Gagarin without the Gulag.  The past is a thoroughly dangerous place for the national consciousness to wander, so what could be… Continue Reading 0