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The Future is Certain exhibition to launch at Calvert 22 Space on Thursday 22 June

20 June 2017 · Russia
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  • Trailer for The Future is Certain; It’s the Past Which is Unpredictable

Cavert 22 Foundations's new exhibition The Future is Certain; It’s the Past Which is Unpredictable will launch with a private view on Thursday 22 June, 6-9pm, at Calvert 22 Space in London, and run until 20 August 2017. Featuring nine artists and collectives, the show examines the ways in which history is written and rewritten, as well as the inevitability with which the past reasserts itself in the future.

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Meet the award-winning Lithuanian illustrator, Akvile Magicdust

20 June 2017 · Lithuania
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Lithuanian illustrator Akvile Magicdust (aka Akvile Miseviciute), has won this year’s East London Comic Arts Festival x WeTransfer award.

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Former director of Moscow Gogol Centre detained on suspicion of fraud

20 June 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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Premiere of Hamlet at Moscow Gogol Centre, 2013. Image: Gogol Centre / Facebook

Alexei Malabrosky, the former head of Moscow’s Gogol Centre has been detained by police as part of an ongoing fraud investigation. 

Malobrodsky, who led the Gogol Centre between February 2013 and March 2015 was originally summoned as a witness as part of a wider case, investigating the embezzlement of government art funding by the theatre company, which saw its current head Kirill Serebrennikov detained in May. 

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Take a ride in a St Petersburg street art taxi

8 June 2017 · St Petersburg · Russia
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  • Image: Yandex.Taxi / Facebook

  • Varenye’s winning design. Image: VARENYE / Facebook

  • Image: Yandex.Taxi / Facebook

  • Image: Yandex.Taxi / Facebook

  • Image: Yandex.Taxi / Facebook

  • Image: Yandex.Taxi / Facebook

  • Image: Yandex.Taxi / Facebook

  • Image: Yandex.Taxi / Facebook

Russian taxi company Yandex.Taxi has launched a series of cabs adorned with street art-style decoration in St Petersburg.

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Un-war: support this doc on Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko and his urban projections

7 June 2017 · Poland
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  • Un-War teaser. Video: Maria Niro / Vimeo

Renowned for his huge projections on architectural facades and monuments, Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko is the subject of the upcoming documentary Un-War. Centring on Wodiczko's collaboration with marginalised communities including refugees and homeless people, Un-War sets the artist's work against the backdrop of the contemporary refugee crisis. To push the project forward towards final production, director Maria Niro has launched a crowdfunding campaign.

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Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian sculpture

31 May 2017 · Ukraine
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American artist Jeff Koons has acknowledged reproducing a porcelain figure by Ukrainian artist Oksana Zhnikrup for his 45-foot-tall inflatable sculpture Seated Ballerina.

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Windcatcher: Polish designer Filip Zięciak illuminates the invisible

30 May 2017 · Poland
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  • Video: Konstfack / Vimeo

  • Video: Konstfack / Vimeo

Young Polish designer Filip Zięciak, a student at Stockholm's Konstfack, highlights the unseen with his Windcatcher living wall installation.

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Ljubljana light art festival explores memory

26 May 2017 · Ljubljana · Slovenia
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Jakub Nepraš: Fossil, videokolaž z zvokom, 2007, 2 min Atrij SAZU, 2017 foto: DK #svetlobnagverila

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Visitors to Ljubljana over the next month will find the Slovenian capital particularly radiant after dark, as the Svetloba Gverila (Lighting Guerrilla) transforms parts of the city with light installations.

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Could you be in Marina Abramović’s Kiev show?

25 May 2017 · Kiev · Serbia · Ukraine
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The Artist Is Present, 2010, Marina Abramović. Image: Marina Abramovic Institute / Vimeo

Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović and Kiev's PinchukArtCentre have launched an open call for participants in Abramović's upcoming performance Generator, which will begin on 16 June.

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Police raid prominent Moscow contemporary theatre

23 May 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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Scene from Persona, I.Bergman and E.Kazakchkova, 2017. Image: Gogol Centre / Facebook

This morning police raided the Gogol Centre, a leading Moscow contemporary theatre known for its liberal and non-conformist character, as part of an investigation into alleged corruption.

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