Art Roundup – October 2012

What does the world of art bring us this tenth month of the year?

Well, to start, with we have an exhibition titled ‘Orthodox Light‘ celebrating the 380th anniversary of the establishment of the Orthodox Church in Yakutsk. This is in association with the spiritual academies of Moscow, St Petersburg and Minsk. It runs till October 3, 2012.

In the State Art Gallery of Perm is an exhibition dedicated to the great war of 1812. This continues till October 26, 2012.

Igor Mikhailenko has an exhibition ‘Warning‘ at the Kovalenko Museum of Art in Krasnodar till October 7, 2012. Here’s a work from one of the cycles on display.

Igor Mikhailenko

The Ufa Art Gallery is holding an exhibition titled ‘The Country of Shurale‘ in honour of the Tatar poet Ğabdulla Tuqay’s 125th anniversary of birth. Several professional artists and over 300 students from regional art colleges of Bashkiria and Tatarstan participate in the exhibition.

A new centre of arts has appeared in Moscow: the Red October Gallery. An exhibition ‘Homemade Russia’ of ‘extraordinary objects made by ordinary people’ inaugurates the gallery. Here’s an example of a descriptive card placed by one the objects, from the Moscow Times:

“How did this cart come about?”

“It just came about. Just how things come about.”

“What’s it for?”

“For carrying bloody heavy things, that’s what for! Why all these idiotic questions?”

And, in Moscow again, the RuArt gallery holds its exhibition titled ‘Noir‘, where ‘the mood is brooding and sultry, as art director and curator Catherine Borissoff brings together 12 artists in an exploration of a concept she feels is defined by “sexual tension, eroticism, and sadness.”’ (via Russia beyond the headlines). It goes on till October 13, 2012.

Th-th-that’s all, folks.


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