Russian Avant-Garde

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Discoveries

Cache of Russian avant-garde works surfaces in regional museum's basement

Art historian Andrey Sarabyanov is planning a new exhibition of forgotten pieces by Kandinsky, Rodchenko and Stepanova

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Exhibitions

British dealer James Butterwick cleared of defamation for describing Russian Avant-garde works in Mantua exhibition as fake

Italian judge said his opinion of the 2013 show was based on his “proven and recognised competence and experience”

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Museums & Heritage

Uzbekistan's Nukus Museum names new director

Former Roerich Museum director Tigran Mkrtychev wins international competition to head up the famed Russian avant-garde collection long embroiled in controversy

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Museums & Heritage

Uzbekistan’s troubled Nukus Museum embroiled in new row

Museum seeks fourth director in as many years amid claims its renowned avant-garde collection is being “mistreated”

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Conservation & Preservation

Restored Soviet apartment listed on Airbnb takes guests back in time to ‘1930s Russian utopia’

The 35m sq. one-bedroom flat has been carefully renovated to include avant-garde furniture and design

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Exhibitions

Niko Pirosmani: the ‘vagabond’ who inspired the Russian avant-garde

The self-taught artist, whose work commands surprisingly high prices at auction, is the subject of an exhibition at Vienna's Albertina museum

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Jamal Khashoggi

Russia announces major Kandinsky show in Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi murder controversy

A small number of works by the Russian avant-garde artist are currently at “Davos in the Desert” conference to act as teaser for future exhibition

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Russian Avant-Garde

Ghent museum director under fire from Flemish museums

Catherine de Zegher faces fresh criticism after staging show of dubious Russian avant-garde works

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Controversies

Russian art critics challenge director of Ghent museum over show of dubious Russian avant-garde works

De Standaard newspaper reports that the contract allowed any piece in the display to be sold

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Exhibitions

Artists who made it a family affair: Madrid, Frankfurt, and Philadelphia explore the creative exploits of collaborative families

Kobro and Strzeminski, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Pierre-Auguste and Jean Renoir's relationships are each subject to in-depth review

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Kazimir Malevich

Disputes in Russia concerning the authenticity of many works attributed to Malevich circulating the Russian art market

As a major Malevich show opens in London, claims grow that the avant-garde market is still plagued by the fakes

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Kazimir Malevich

It's complicated: Tate on Kazimir Malevich and the West

As a touring show opens at Tate Modern, is a rounded picture finally emerging?

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Exhibitions

More questions than answers after ‘miraculous’ Russian avant-garde show

Specialists express concern about lack of provenance for works by artists including Rodchenko and Goncharova in Italian exhibition

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Kazimir Malevich

'Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant Garde': an exhibition which recognises that Malevich's radical Suprematism was framed by Impressionism

"Malevich’s early figurative paintings reveal his debt to Monet and Renoir"

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Kazimir Malevich

Campaign to build Malevich centre by artist’s grave

An avant-garde enthusiast and an investment banker have joined forces to save the site from commercial development

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Kazimir Malevich

"Painting the Absolute": Four volumes on Kazimir Malevich, the pioneering painter-priest of abstraction

Andréi Nakov, a leading expert on Malevich, has produced a large-scale study of the Russian avant-garde's art and life

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Kazimir Malevich

Books: Confiscated Malevich material to be revealed as his autobiography finally comes to light

First ever complete edition of avant-garde artist’s writings appearing in five volumes

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Collectors

George Costakis' dramatic tale of collecting the Avant-Garde in the Soviet Union: His own words

Some of his most prized works are now on show in the New York Guggenheim exhibition “The Great Utopia: the Russian and Soviet Avant-garde 1915-32”

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Fakes & copies

Touring Russian Avant-garde Exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle goes on amid disunity amongst curators and the inclusion of possible forgeries

The show will proceed to to the Guggenheim despite confusion arising from a lack of transparent communication between Russian and US committee members