Art Roundup – August 2013

Smack in the middle of the warmest summer in years, one doesn’t stop feeling the need for some art, and so here is August’s roundup.

Vladimir Lebedev.

  1. I don’t think we’ve covered exhibitions in Holland as yet. If you are quick, you can catch Divine Inspiration, an exhibition of Russian icons at the Catharijneconvent Museum in Utrecht, which ends August 10, 2013.
  2. A bit farther away, and quite surprisingly really, is an exhibition of the works of the Polish artist Felicia Pacanowska in (wait for it, wait for it) Mumbai – at the Gallery Art & Soul – running till August 31, 2013.
  3. At the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts is an exhibition of the avant-garde Russian artist Vladimir Lebedev (1891-1967), titled Panel of Revolution, running from August 16 – November 10, 2013.
  4. And, in Monaco, the Aktis Gallery (which is actually based in London, but is participating in Point Art Monaco, August 1 -5, 2013) is displaying paintings by Russians who worked in Paris in the 20th century.


In other news, a Faberge museum is opening in St Petersburg to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum. This will hold a select collection of Carl Faberge’s exquisite work, as well as exemplars by other great Russian jewellers and decorative artists. But don’t hold your breath just yet – the museum opens next year.

Oh, and the faking of Russian art continues. Here’s the latest bust – in Germany. Kandinsky and Malevich, among others, forged and sold for silly money.


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