Russian Art Week
This November marks the first official collaboration between Gallery Elena Shchukina and Russian Art Week. Both of her galleries are currently showing exhibitions of Russian art, times to coincide with the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 which will feature as Russian Art Week's headline exhibitions.
I am proud to present the first UK exhibition of the photography of Mikhail Baryshnikov, world famous dancer, choreographer, actor and accomplished photographer. 'Dancing Away' is a visual representation of Baryshnikov's very personal interpretation of dance and performance; an expert dancer's reflection upon his own metier.
Russian art is undergoing something of resurgence at the moment. You may have also noticed the sharp increase, especially in London, of exhibitions and galleries devoted entirely to Russian art.
When Vogue says 'black' is in fashion, the world obliges to attend, and when Saatchi says Russia is hot, the art world clears its monocles and nods in approval. And so Saatchi did.
This weekend marks the start of Russian art week in London. Despite the double-dip recession in the UK the Russian market has remained buoyant. Most of the major auction houses are hosting sales of Russian paintings, icons, Fabergé and works of art.