Contemporary art

Russia’s financial crisis has knock-on effects on cultural projects

Formerly wealthy patrons and investors are pulling funding from art ventures for which there is little government support

Published online: 05 March 2015

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New magazine launched by Russian Orthodox artist association to promote contemporary Christian art

The association is already forging ties with like-minded groups in Italy and the US

Published online: 03 March 2015

Artists’ subtle critique of power opens at New York University’s Abu Dhabi outpost

The collective Slavs and Tatars ends a three-month residency at Saadiyat Island with an exhibition on princely grooming

Published online: 28 February 2015

Havana Biennial’s high-profile artist line-up includes Kapoor, Sehgal and Schneider

Instead of a central venue, this year’s exhibition will see works installed across the city, including universities and research centres

Published online: 25 February 2015

Thousands write to prison pen pals through Alcatraz art installation

Ai Weiwei’s project on the former penal island in San Francisco Bay has resulted in 50,000 postcards to political prisoners

Published online: 24 February 2015

Artists take sides in Ukraine-Russia conflict

Art-world tensions run high as ceasefire deal reached

Published online: 13 February 2015

 

Robotic reunion?

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Cornelia's charitable act

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Bright young things

The Pinchuk Art Centre’s third bi-annual international Future Generation Prize awards ceremony took place on 6 December in Kiev, with 20 artists under 35 on the shortlist. While two multimedia artists, Nástio Mosquito of Angola and Carlos Motta of Colombia, split the main prize (see here), special prizes were awarded to three additional artists: Aslan Gaisumov (Russia) for a video about his native city Grozny in Chechnya, Nikita Kadan (Russia) for an installation exploring themes like provincial museology and Zhanna Kadyrova (Ukraine) for panoramic photographs of Kiev. Watch these three young artists accept their awards in this video clip.