As always during Russian Art Week London, the international Auction Houses Christie’s, Sotheby’s, MacDougall’s and Bonhams are all hosting major sales where priceless items from antiques to the decorative arts can be found. We can also look forward to Maxim Boxer, auction house Alfa Art co-founder, presenting his second contemporary Russian art auction in London on the theme of ‘metaphysics’.
Away from the commercial world, there are some big name Russian events to look out for, including the Victoria & Albert Museum London’s latest exhibition of Russian Avant-garde Theatre. We also don’t want to miss the wonderful pianist Alexei Volodin at the Southbank Centre and of course the iconic Swan Lake and Nutcracker from the English National Ballet.
And if the visual arts are your thing, there are a whole host of Russian art exhibitions across town from established galleries to exciting smaller venues to be discovered. Elena Shchukina’s new Mayfair gallery is certainly worth a visit, where the first UK one-man show of Leonid Borisov is taking place. Other Mayfair destinations to have on your radar include the Jan Morsink Ikonen Gallery where there is an exhibition of Russian icons from the 15th to 19th centuries, and the Mayfair Gallery’s Masterpieces of Imperial Russia. Bigger names on the bill are GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design’s response to the First World War in Game in Hell: The Great War in Russia and The Courtauld Gallery London’s look at the highly influential avant-garde group, Jack of Diamonds. For more in the know venues try the Halcyon Gallery’s contemporary artist Dashi Namdakov and his Eurasian and Buddhist inspired works, or Russian portraits from the 18th to 20th centuries at St Petersburg Gallery.
|What||Russian Art Week London 2014|
|Where||Christies Mayfair, 103 New Bond Street, W1S 1ST | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bond Street (underground)|
21 Nov 14 – 28 Nov 14, Venues and times vary between events
|Price||£Prices vary across different events|
|Website||Click here for more information|