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Pushkin House and the IF Foundation are joining forces again to bring together artists and performers for a special one-night event, to re-interpret and celebrate the ancient festival of Ivan Kupala - John the Baptist, and the summer solstice.

Following on from the IF Foundation's winter- and Pushkin-themed 'Coup de Literature' last season at Pushkin House, this time we are celebrating midsummer: long summer evenings and short summer nights; water, flora, rituals, dance and mischief.


Romelanda will provide delicious raw vegan food.

With music by Ramiro Nocelli (8-8:30pm) and Chang Osathanugrah (9-9:30pm)

Iulia Filipovscaia

Julia Bakulina

Nora Velazco

Roza Vulf

Ryszard Rybicki

Yuliya Krylova

This event is FREE, please RSVP to to reserve your place

For more information about the work of the IF Foundation and previous 'Coups', click here.

The following artists and curators have kindly agreed to judge and select the works to be involved in the show:

Ariadne Arendt, cultural practitioner, curator and artist;

Joseph Backstein, Artistic Director of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art and Director of the Moscow Institute for Contemporary Art;

Elena Sudakova, Director and Principal Curator of GRAD, the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design;

Nana Zhvitiashvili, a Founder Director of the ARTiculate Contemporary Art Fund and former curator of the State Russian Museum (St Petersburg).