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The Internet Will Not Be Fooled: On Hubris and Russia's MH17 Photoshop Fail   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 11/19/14

On November 15th, an article titled “Kremlin Has Mastered Propaganda, But Not Photoshop: Fake MH17 Photo Lights Up RuNet” was posted on Global Voices. The article detailed an event that occurred a few days before that had since become a widespread source of mockery and digital response, first on RuNet and then beyond. RuNet, for those unfamiliar, comprises Russian-language internet domains and websites—the essential digital component of contemporary Russian culture. The RuNet se... [more]

"Divine Ginger Stripes"  
8/31/14 Posted 8/31/14

URL, BreakThru Radio, 06/27/14 [more]

Guide And Tips On 3D Interior Rendering Decorating At Home  
7/22/14 Posted 7/22/14

3D Interior Rendering Australia Try this on the wall behind a bed, under a breakfast bar, or even the ceiling! If your white walls are driving you crazy, but you're overwhelmed by color choices and are afraid you'll make a mistake, an accent wall could be the answer. If this is the case you should find the one that will be treasured and also work in your own dining space. 3D Interior Rendering California Hence whether be level design or any complex design, we animate all of them with perfection. T... [more]

Everything is Near: Culture Softens Violence in Manifesta 10   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Pavel Arseniev, Kathrin Becker, Anna Bitkina, Pavel Braila, Lado Darakhvelidze, Ekaterina Degot, Gluklya, Alevtina Kakhidze, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ilya Orlov and Natasha Kraevskaya, Deimantas Narkevicius, Emily Newman, Kristina Norman, Alexandra Pirici, Jonathan Platt, Rimini Protokoll, Aaron Schuster, Slavs and Tatars, Anna Baumgart and Andrzej Turowski, Mierle Laderman Ukeles at State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (General Staff building) June 28th, 2014 - October 31st, 2014
Posted 7/7/14

The Cossacks are an East Slavic ethnic group who have long retained independence from the Russian territorial zone. They exist in Crimea, Ukraine, South Caucasus, and even China. Brutally persecuted in Soviet Russia, Cossacks have now reassumed their legitimacy in the Russian national identity, building on their previous historical role as paid militia for the Russian Empire. A 2005 law reinstated this role under Putin and it has been ascertained that Cossack paramilitary activities in East Ukra... [more]

The subtle subversions of Manifesta 10   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (General Staff building) June 28th, 2014 - October 14th, 2014
Posted 6/30/14

Engagement with local contexts has been a strength of the Manifesta biennial from the outset. The nomadic biennial has been addressing the changing realities in Europe from its start in the early ‘90s, with each edition selecting a different European city or region as its host, with a preference for peripheral and contested areas; for instance, the last edition took place in an old coalmine in Genk, Belgium. For its 10th anniversary Manifesta has organized its easternmost edition to date... [more]

Withdrawal Symptoms: Public Space, Capital, and Boycotting the Biennales   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Alice Creischer, Oliver Marchart, Simon Sheikh, Sarah Vanhee, Joanna Warsza at HAU Hebbel am Ufer April 4th, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Posted 4/11/14

On Friday, April 4th, a conversation about Art in the Public Sphere was held at HAU, Berlin, between Alice Creischer, Oliver Marchart, Simon Sheikh, Sarah Vanhee, and Joanna Warsza, moderated by Helmut Draxler. The evening was a part of HAU's Phantasm and Politics series, and discussion revolved around the upcoming Manifesta in St Petersburg. Afterwards, we had our own conversation. RICHARD PETTIFER: Having to pay €8 for a discussion about public space is the perfect ironic summary of what... [more]

Open call for emerging video and sound artists – Moscow Exhibition  
Posted 2/17/14

A collaboration of two young artists from Russia and the UK are organising a digital show to exhibit video and sound works to a Moscow audience. The concept of the exhibition is to explore the relation between illusion and reality through different perspectives and forms. We aim to encourage a dialogue between international young artists and the growing Russian contemporary art scene. This show offers an opportunity for emerging artists to share their ideas outside of their own country's borders... [more]

The Sochi Project: Interview with Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Rob Hornstra at DePaul Art Museum January 9th, 2014 - March 23rd, 2014
Posted 2/1/14

The Sochi Project has come to America and now, concurrent with an exhibition in Antwerp, is on view at Chicago’s DePaul Art Museum. (Golden Years: Rob Hornstra's Russia is also concurrently on view at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam; read Edo Dijksterhuis' review here.) In the project, Dutch documentarians Arnold van Bruggen and Rob Hornstra tell the story of Sochi, the Russian city chosen for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and its surrounding regions. Since 2009, van Bruggen and Hornstra have built the story in a variety... [more]

In the shadow of Putin’s prestige project   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Rob Hornstra at Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie December 14th, 2013 - March 9th, 2014
Posted 1/29/14

Making waves early on as the first Dutch photography student to graduate with a limited edition artist’s book and being recognized as a prodigy by the likes of Martin Parr, Rob Hornstra has always received his fair share of attention. But these last couple of weeks the spotlight has been considerably brighter. The reason: the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. For over five years Hornstra, together with writer Arnold van Bruggen, has traveled throughout the Caucasus to document the “reality on the g... [more]

Anish Kapoor's Gangnam for Freedom  
11/21/12 Posted 11/21/12

                 Gangnam for Freedom - Anish Kapoor and Friends  The British sculptor Anish Kapoor and a group of his human rights oriented friends have released a new video in partnership with Amnesty International and PEN International to bring attention to the ongoing persecution of artists and writers across the globe from China to Russia who have been harassed and imprisoned because of their work. Taking up where Ai Wei Wei's recent Gangnam Style video left off, Kapoor's own Gangnam Styl... [more]

The Hermitage and the Prado Announce Exchange of Important Selection of Works  
2/10/11 Posted 2/10/11

(Excerpt from 'Spain's Prado, Russia's Hermitage to swap works' posted on Yahoo news, feb 2011. Found on The agreement between the Museo del Prado, the State Hermitage Museum and the State Society for Cultural Action pave the way for an unprecedented exchange between the two museums in the form of two major exhibitions. Spain's Prado Museum and Russia's Hermitage Museum will swap works, in... [more]

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