2 March 2022


Restituted Franz Marc Painting Achieves £42.6m At Inaugural Christie’s Shanghai Sale – Ukraine Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Bombed By Russia – Jerwood Donates £5m Gallery To Hasting’s Contemporary

Christie’s has launched the inaugural 20th/21st Century: Shanghai to London sale series with staggering results. This pioneering cultural dialogue between two major international art hubs, live-streamed from Christie’s in Shanghai and London with incorporated salerooms in Hong Kong and New York proves you can sell from anywhere. The sale series coincides with Christie’s new gallery […]

20 October 2017


Major Sean Scully Exhibition Set To Tour Russia

The internationally acclaimed abstract artist Sean Scully is to launch a major touring exhibition in Russia following a series of highly successful exhibitions in China. The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow will host the first, opening on 3 November 2017.

18 January 2017

Russian Political Performance Artist Pavlensky Applies For Asylum In France

The Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky best known for nailing his scrotum to Red Square and his partner have fled the country after being accused of “violent actions of a sexual nature”

30 July 2014


Russian Owned Phillips Auctioneers Appoints Edward Dolman As New CEO

Edward Dolman, the executive director and acting chief executive of The Qatar Museums Authority has revealed that he is taking over the reins at Phillips Auctioneers, the fourth largest auction house in the world.  Mr. Dolman, 54, spent 27-years at Christie’s where he was chief executive and chairman before his departure. He has now decided […]

29 July 2014


Pussy Riot Members Sue Russia In European Human Rights Court

Two of the Art-Punk band Pussy Riot members jailed for hooliganism are suing the Russian government over their imprisonment for a protest in a Moscow cathedral. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have stated that their trial and subsequent imprisonment amounted to torture. The case has been filed at the European Court of Human Rights, seeking […]

29 June 2014


MANIFESTA 10 Opens To The Public In Contentious St Petersburg Russia

MANIFESTA 10 opened to the public yesterday on 28 June 2014, in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a location, St. Petersburg was considered a difficult choice by many, due to recent developments in the Ukraine and the country’s criminalisation of homosexuality. Although controversial Manifesta believes that engaging with Russia at this time is important and necessary. […]

5 June 2014


Major YBA Art Exhibition Highlighting UK-Russia Year of Culture Cancelled

The British Council’s exhibition of YBA (Young British Artists) has been cancelled due to a lack of funding and sponsorship. The exhibition was expected to be one of the features of the UK-Russia Year of Culture. The British Council said it ‘hoped the exhibition would eventually go ahead’. “Our partner and host venue, the Ekaterina […]

11 November 2013


Artist Nails Scrotum To Red Square In Protest Of Russian Police State

Pyotr Pavlensky, 29, a performance artist has been arrested in Moscow after stripping naked and driving a nail through his scrotum into the cobblestone paving,  outside the Lenin Mausoleum, in Red Square. The artist is known for sewing his mouth shut, in protest of the incarcerated Punk/art band Pussy Riot. He sat for an hour […]