Happy new year, folks. What does 2015 offer for the aficionado of art from the erstwhile Russian and Soviet empires?
a) Well, the Melnikov house in Moscow has been opened to the public. Tickets sold out for the first opening in a matter of days, but the next batch of tickets will be released on 12 January 2015 at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture for those wanting to see the experimental house in February and March. As with all these things, you snooze, you lose.
b) You can grab a set of short courses on Russian art at the Watts gallery, Guildford, England, starting 12 January 2015.
c) The Louvre in Paris is said to open a gallery dedicated to Russian art in 2015. I could only find a press release from a few years ago, so do keep a lookout.
d) Oh, wow, wow, wow. The Kunstforum in Vienna will hold a tremendously exciting exhibition titled Love in Times of Revolution, featuring artistic couples of the avant-garde. It starts in October 2015 – damn, that’s a long wait.
Have an excellent 2015!