The role of art in Post-Soviet Russia has been about identity searching. It was always political and controversial by nature, and now it is even more so. The new exhibition at the Saatchi gallery presents protest works from the past 25 years. Continue reading
Hero, Leader, God by Alexander Kosolapov
Visiting the Post Pop exhibition at the Saatchi gallery in London is a perfect start for the year of art shows. Pop-art has been trendy for the last couple of years, and now it has reached the global art scene.
Ziferblat Russian cafe. The entrance is not obvious, you need to buzz to get in and go to upstairs like going into an apartment. Feeling like entering a home; instantly intimate.
Ziferblat is a completely new Russian cafe concept, where you pay only by time used in a cafe. The rate is 3p a minute. The idea is to give people as much time they want to hang in a cafe without feeling a pressure to leave. Seems it is an instant hit in London. Continue reading
New art from Russia at Saatchi gallery. The relatively unknown to the West the new art scene is supported by oligarchs. The political history is still present in many of the works that have dark mood, sometimes combined with sinister humor. Continue reading