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Russian Art Week in London 2013-2014

As the auction houses prepare themselves for the next Russian Art Week, the bi-annual Russian sales in London, anticipation builds over whether June’s spectacular results can be matched. Since I launched the guide to Russian Art Week in November 2012, I have witnessed continual growth in this section of the art market. Although the auction houses have traditionally held Russian sales, Russian Art Week is unique in bringing together both commercial and the academic organisations. It has been exciting to watch how this new event has become a major week in the art world calendar.

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Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre Gala Concert

On 13 October 2013 the famous London Cadogan Hall hosted a Gala concert in memory of the legendary Russian singer Galina Vishnevskaya. The concert also marked the 10th anniversary of the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre, established in 2002 whose grand mission is to provide professional training for talented young singers from Russia and abroad. After graduating, many of the Centre's students have gone on to become soloists at leading opera houses in Russia and all over Europe. The Vishnevskaya Centre has staged ten opera productions and numerous concerts.

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Exhibition and Illustrated Lecture on the Russian Émigré Artist Alexander Dimitrievich Sofronoff - 6 Nov 2013

Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 6.30pm

Rossotrudnichestvo 37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED

‘The Island of Ceylon………was Paradise on Earth – an exotic fairy tale setting’. Chekhov (1890)

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Don Juan by Revelbeam Theatre

Revelbeam Theatre presents new production in Tara Studio from 10th till 14th of September 2013.  “Don Juan” is one hour long musical theatre piece based on Alexander Pushkin’s play “Stone Guest”.

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Collection Red exhibition: Summer Fusion, 4 – 13 June 2013

To coincide with Russian Art Week in London, the third exhibition to be announced by Collection Red explores the essence of summer in the artist’s work. The exhibition aims to showcase the individual artist’s associations with the Season as an inspiration in their art and its diffraction through different cultures and experiences to create unique and profound works. ‘Summer Fusion’ aims to fuse the works of Collection Red’s artists with a selection of guest artists of the Russian School of Painting, invited to take part in this exhibition by director Irina Karatcheva.

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Preview: Russian Art Week in London

This June Russian Art Week in London returns for what looks set to be another record breaking week of sales. The event was launched in November 2012 by Russian Art and Culture alongside participating auction houses and galleries, and has now become a major bi-annual event in the art world calendar. Although the auction houses have traditionally held Russian sales in June and November each year, this project has brought together commercial and academic participants to form an exciting new platform for exchange and debate on Russian art.

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The SLOVO Festival Brings the Russian Literary Elite to London

On 5-26 March 2013 the Russian Literature Festival SLOVO will be held in London for the fourth time. SLOVO remains the largest event, featuring modern Russian poets and writers, who come to the UK to present their latest works and discuss with the audience the most important trends of Russian literature.

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World’s Richest Art Prize To Be Unveiled in London on January 22

The world’s richest art award, with annual prize money of over £500,000 is to be launched in London on January 22.

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Vladimir Dukhovlinov: SPERANZA

18 January - 23 February

We cannot deny the magical and spiritual influence on the most representative currents of modern and contemporary art. Dukhovlinov’s exhibition Speranza (hope in Italian) focuses on the spiritual in art, which I always believed provided the first theoretical foundation for abstract art. Unlike Kandisky, who openly acknowledges that his art theories are based on the occult teachings of Helena Blavatsky, in his painting practice Dukholnikov embraces humanity, enlightenment, and salvation.

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Philip Treacy: Hat over Heels

Irish born Philip Treacy is one of the best milliners in the world. Why? He has been working with the world greatest couturiers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen and Giorgio Armani. He has been awarded the title of British Accessory Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards on five occasions during the early 1990s. His fabulous hats are worn by the Royal Family’s ladies. Philip is a true artist, great personality and what is more surprisingly a big fan of Russia. RussianMind was extremely lucky to enjoy Philip Treacy’s extravaganza catwalk at the Royal Courts of Justice during London fashion Week 2012.