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Russian Art Week - May/June 2015

Event preview

THIS June, London’s premier auction houses and arts venues are set to welcome the sixth Russian Art Week in London. Auctions of valuable Russian paintings, icons, Fabergé and works of art will be held at all the major auction houses, alongside a series of Russian fine art exhibitions and performances by renowned Russian musicians.

To celebrate Russian Art Week at Erarta Galleries London, Leonid Tishkov, a world-renowned Russian artist, brings his Private Moon to London for the first time since 2013.

Major London galleries will showcase their collections of Russian art in displays, designed especially for Russian Art Week, including Brun Fine Art exhibition of exquisite Russian works of art from the 19th century.

Bonhams, Christie’s, Sotheby’s and MacDougall’s will all be presenting Russian auctions, whilst Maxim Boxer will be bringing his third contemporary Russian art auction to London, this time looking at the tradition of “cartoon-like art” in Russia.

Other exhibitions include Tate Modern’s show dedicated to 20th century Russian émigré Sonia Delaunay, a leading abstract painter, and Pushkin House’s photography exhibition of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer James Hill called Russian Veterans, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Exhibitions of contemporary Russian artists will also take place during the Week, including Sanya Kantarovsky’s show at Studio Voltaire called Apricot Juice, Cotton Duck by Anton Zolotov and E-E=mc3 by Evgenij Kozlov at Hannah Barry Gallery.

Music enthusiasts will not be disappointed by the variety of concerts and performances during Russian Art Week. The renowned singer Hibla Gerzmava will perform a selection of the best Italian and Russian opera at Opera Holland Park, while on the South Bank pianist Alexei Volodin will be making an appearance at Queen Elizabeth Hall.

English National Opera will present The Queen of Spades, a dramatic new production of Tchaikovsky’s opera about greed and obsession, and The National Theatre will stage a contemporary adaptation of Turgenev’s Three Days in the Country.

Dates: May 29 to June 5, 2015.

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The next Russian Art Week will take place in late November 2015.