A guide to the New East

News

Embrace the end of summer with these techno beats from Crimea

3 September 2018 · Crimea
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email

DIY label Krym Mryk has been one of Crimea’s leading lights of electronic since hitting the scene in late 2016.

Show more

Catch the new film uncovering the lives of Russia’s most famous artistic duo

31 August 2018 · Russia
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email
  • The trailer for Poor Folk (2018)

A new documentary delving into the lives of two of Russia’s most prolific artists is set to premiere in Moscow.

Show more

Russian filmmakers back plea to save cinema fund chief

31 August 2018 · Russia
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email
A still from Stalingrad (2013) dir. by Fedor Bondarchuk. The film received support from the Russian government

Twenty of Russia’s top filmmakers and producers have signed a letter to the country’s Ministry of Culture in a plea to save the director of Russia’s State Cinema Fund.

Show more

Google Doodle delves into the world of Russia’s pioneering colour photographer

30 August 2018 · Russia
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email
  • Image: Man in Dagestan, 1904

  • Image: Women and children harvesting tea in Georgia, circa 1905–1915

  • Image: Two men with a rowing boat, 1909.

  • Image: Monastery of St. Nilus on Stolbny Island, 1910

  • Image: Minister of the Interior, Bukhara, circa 1905–1915

  • Image: Armenian woman in national costume, circa 1905–1915

  • Image: Harvest time lunch, 1909

  • Image: Young Russian peasant women, 1909

  • Image: The Google Doodle for Prokudin-Gorsky’s 155th birthday

The work of pioneering Russian photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky has been remembered in a new Google Doodle celebrating the artist’s 155th birthday.

Show more

This map is uncovering Skopje’s modernist gems before they disappear

29 August 2018 · Skopje · Macedonia
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email
  • Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts by Boris Chipan. Image: © Vase Amanito for Blue Crow Media

  • Nikola Karev Secondary School by Janko Konstantinov. Image: © Vase Amanito for Blue Crow Media

  • WW2 Memorial by Aleksandar Nikoljski and Vladimir Pota. Image: © Vase Amanito for Blue Crow Media

  • Macedonian Telekom by Janko Konstantinov. Image: © Vase Amanito for Blue Crow Media

  • Transportation Center Skopje (Railway Station) by Kenzo Tange. Image: © Vase Amanito for Blue Crow Media

  • Orce Nikolov Secondary School by Nikola Bogachev and Aleksandar Smilevski. Image: © Vase Amanito for Blue Crow Media

  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius University by Marko Mušič. Image: © Vase Amanito for Blue Crow Media

  • The Modernist Skopje Map. Image: Blue Crow Media

When a devastating earthquake toppled hundreds of buildings in the Macedonian capital of Skopje in 1963, the world’s leading architects united to rebuild the city.

Show more

Get your hands on these bold kimonos inspired by Russia’s avant-garde art

29 August 2018 · Moscow · Russia
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email
  • Image: Nina Donis

  • Image: Nina Donis

  • Image: Nina Donis

  • Image: Nina Donis

  • Image: Nina Donis

Moscow-based brand Nina Donis has announced a new range of kimonos blending Japanese tradition with Russia’s avant-garde 20th century art.

Show more

Estonia unveils new memorial to victims of communism

28 August 2018 · Tallinn · Estonia
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email

A new monument commemorating the thousands of Estonians who died at the hands of the Soviet security forces has been unveiled in Tallinn.

Show more

You need an appointment to buy Balenciaga’s latest shoes

24 August 2018 · Georgia
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email

From bold political statements to outrageous price tags, there aren’t many designers better at playing the global fashion game than Georgia’s Demna Gvasalia.

Show more

Kalashnikov wants to take on Tesla with a Soviet-style electric ‘super car’

23 August 2018 · Russia
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email

Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov has unveiled a new “supercar” for the world's burgeoning electric car market. 

Show more

Discover the toys proving Czechia has always been on the cutting-edge of design

23 August 2018 · Czechia
Share on LinkedIn Share via Email
  • ‘Labu’ by Kutulu

  • Lupus in Fabula by Michal Strach

  • Zahumny Collection by My Dvě

  • Zahumny Collection by My Dvě

  • ‘Pe-Pa’ by Kutulu

  • Africa Collection by René Šulc

  • Adéla construction set by Adéla Fejtková

  • Little Devil Toy Box by Václav Špála (1920)

For the past century, some of the best unsung Czech design has been found in the toy boxes of children across the world. The Mini Wonders exhibition in London’s Czech Centre explores this modern art legacy, which blends ancient craftsmanship and iconic pop culture.

Show more