The latest political, social and economic changes in Russia have had a significant influence on the art scene in Russia and have provoked an immediate response from many artists. New art and activist practices have emerged, many of them are initiated by female artists whose strong statements and opinions are impossible to ignore. A talk by curator and researcher Maria Veits. This event is part of our current exhibition - On The Eve, by Victoria Lomasko.
Martin McCauley, whose Doctorate (PhD) was on Soviet Agriculture, will talk about his experiences of visiting kolkhozes and research institutes in various republics during the 1960s and 1970s. This is a GB-Russia event.
Beguiling and enchanting Daria Kulesh's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman offers a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship, multilingual banter and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy. "The songs aren't just sung, but lived." (FATEA Magazine). A refreshing, intriguing and thoroughly entertaining evening awaits all who come along.
Pushkin House and Stage Russia HD present a premiere screening of Red Torch Theatre's THE THREE SISTERS. Timofey Kulyabin, the 32 year old wunderkind artistic director of the Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, has taken this classic work and reinvented it as an epic parable about finding harmony through suffering. The entire cast, save for one, communicate throughout the performance solely in sign language.
Presented in Russian SIGN Language with Russian Subtitles. No English subtitles.
Kiev-based playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit is against the war. In her play ‘Sasha, Take the Rubbish Out,’ she gives voice to those who are never asked for their opinion in real life; to those whose lot is to be widowed and who have no need for deadly heroic acts. Translated by Sasha Dugdale.
Reading in Russian with English subtitles on screens.
Сергей Гандлевский - один из самых выдающихся поэтов в России сегодня. Он характеризует свою поэзию как “критический сентиментализм”. В вечере также примет участие архитектор Александр Бродский.
Этот вечер продолжает серию творческих вечеров современных российских поэтов Poetry on the Move.
На русском языке.
Pushkin House is delighted to host a lecture by Prof. Sarah Wilson on the life and work of Russian artist and activist Petr Pavlensky. This even is part of our current exhibition. On the Eve by Victoria Lomasko.
This is a documentary about Abdulmamad Bekmamadov, otherwise known as Abdul, who came to Russia from Tajikistan in search of a job. Abdul hasn't seen his wife and children for 10 years - they live far from him in the snow-covered Pamir mountains. He tells the story of his hard life in Moscow through traditional Pamirian tunes, in modern Odyssean tale. This film has been shown at many international and Russian film festivals and won several prizes. This event is part of the season accompanying our current exhibition - On The Eve, by Victoria Lomasko.
In Russian with English subtitles.
When in November 2015 in Russia a toll system for heavy lorries was imposed on Federal highways, it changed the lives of its long-distance drivers, and rendered their businesses unviable. What started as a peaceful protest by the drivers soon transformed into a strike that lasted for over two months and became a major protest of the Putin era. The film was shown at the "Artdocfest", the largest documentary film festival in Russia. It won an award for Best Debut Film at the "Saratov Sufferings" International Documentary Festival. This event is part of the season accompanying our current exhibition - On The Eve, by Victoria Lomasko.
In Russian with English subtitles.
An Evening dedicated by the Pushkin Club to Victory Day. The Evening is inspired by the play, The Fallen and The Living // Павшие и живые, which was directed by Yuri Lyubimov and performed at the Taganka Theatre in 1965, on the 20th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The play was dedicated to the young poets who went to the Front straight from school and university – both to those who died and to those who survived.
In English and Russian