Artworks & exhibitions in Russia

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Danila Tkachenko: How hermits live in the Russian wilderness

Danila Tkachenko (b. 1989) is a Russian visual artist, specializing in the field of documentary photography. He is known for winning the World Press Photo prize for his series Escape. Tkachenko gained a degree in documentary photography from the notable Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia. Escape Escape is a series about individuals who have […]

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Nadav Kander’s visit to eerie Chernobyl

Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria, and many other museums host artworks from Nadav Kander. The renowned portraiture and landscape photographer has a portfolio of shots covering historical events and the world’s top personalities. Some top-ranking individuals in his catalog include Kissinger, Obama, Blair, and Rapper Tinie Tempah. In landscaping photography, the Yangtze series

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Explore Danila Tkachenko’s Mystic Monuments

If you love contemporary artists, then you might be familiar with the name Danila Tkachenko. This Moscow-based photographer, who also doubles as a visual artist, is renowned for many outstanding artworks. Monuments remains one of his best and most talked about pieces for many reasons. For starters, the creation focuses on architectural photography. However, that’s

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Potemkin villages by Gregor Sailer – These are fake towns

Gregor Sailer is an Austrian photographer born in 1980. He is known the world over for his architectural photographs. His most remarkable work is the Potemkin Village, in which he pairs together a couple of ‘fakes’ to create cities and towns. Gregor was educated in Austria and Germany, where he specialized in architectural photography. Since

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Alexander Gronsky & Norilsk, the most depressing city on earth

Norilsk by Alexander Gronsky is a photographic series that can trace its origins back to 2013. Norilsk was created after Gronsky’s popular works Pastoral (2013). Unlike Pastoral, however, which was clearly set in the Soviet suburbia and designed to open individuals up to nature, Norilsk carried a much darker and gloomier tone. Norilsk was a

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Nadav Kander in Kurchatov – This city has never appeared on any official maps

If it were possible to take a picture of the entire earth’s surface, the mosaic of human co-existence would be a sight to behold. Some areas are military grounds, mining cities or tourist destinations, while others are education hubs, just to mention a few. It is hard to appreciate that in the midst of all

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The war rugs of Afghanistan

Afghan trade in war rugs boomingWatch this video on YouTube 3 min 50 sec Every time there is war in a region, the locals look for ways to ease their frustration in an effort to remain hopeful. Afghanistan has been at war for a long time and while most people are aware of the United

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Karina Smigla-Bobinski – ADA, 2010, sphere, helium, charcoal, installation view, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia, 2013 feat

Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s ADA creates these unpredictable paintings

ADA, a kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, stands out for being interactive and unpredictable; Imagine a giant ball that is filled with helium gas and its surface covered with charcoal spikes. The helium causes the ball to be suspended in the air and the charcoal sticks provide grips and a medium with which to create

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Fabrice Fouillet’s photos of world’s largest statues

Through several centuries, there have been different statues erected around the world. These statues vary in size and what they represent. Photographer Fabrice Fouillet embarked on a tour to study and take photographs of the biggest and most imposing statues in the world; A project he named Colosses. The idea behind the project The project

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Public Delivery: Project during Olympics in Sochi, Russia

Produced in the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia during the Olympics in 2014. Silence Was Golden is an on-going global performance series. Across the world, performers choose a word or a short phrase that expresses something important or meaningful to them and then spell it out of golden letter balloons in relevant locations. This site-specific

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