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Elena Preis: Retrospective and Recent Works (2013)

The Ignatius Gallery in Amsterdam organised a Preis retrospective as part of the Netherlands-Russia Year 2013 earlier this year. It was a premiere of her oeuvre in the Netherlands, in which the artist made a clear statement. In September 2013 another major exhibition opened in the Otten Kunst Raum, where recent paper reliefs -and sculptures by Preis will be shown along works of her sculptor-friend Vasily Pavlovksy. The exhibition can be seen until 5 December in Hohenems (A).

Elena Preis was born in Stalinist Russia in 1937.

Mikhail Nesterov, Artist of Abramtsevo in Search of Holy Russia

Until 18 August 2013 the Nesterov-retrospective ‘Mikhail Nesterov. In search of his own Russia.To the 150 anniversary’ can be seen in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. An hommage to Nesterov and the Abramtsevo Artists' Circle (1870s-1890s).
 
Although memoirs, letters and chronicles, have been sidelined in academic art history to some extent, primary texts such as Elizaveta Mamontova’s personal memoirs, the chronicle of Abramtsevo’s circle and countless letters written by participants in the artists’ circle proved to be central to the entire literature on both Abramtsevo, Academic, and Realist art history.

Thirty icons from the Andrei Rublev Museum in the Netherlands

Andrei Rublev (1360-ca.1420) was one of the nine persons and the first icon painter sanctified by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1988. He was canonised during a solemn ceremony in the Trinity-H. Sergius Monastery in Sergiev Posad, where Rublev lived and worked for several years.[i] 
 
In 1982, Irina Vasilevna Vatiginoi was commissioned to create the first icon of the saint for the occasion by the Holy Synod. Although there is no way to verify if the image she crafted looked like him, the inscription confirms that the saint depicted in the icon is Andrei Rublev.

Opening expositie Elena Preis in Amsterdam

Het Nederland-Ruslandjaar is niet alleen bedoeld om de economische betrekkingen te onderstrepen. Er is ook oog voor de mens achter de handel, al vinden de staten elkaar minder in hun opvattingen over mensenrechten dan in de culturele dimensie. En is het niet juist de beeldende kunst die aan verbroedering een belangrijke en positieve bijdrage kan leveren? Het Ignatiushuis haakt bij deze gedachte aan, met een interessante expositie van het werk van Elena Preis, die op 28 april jl. werd geopend.

Ook de kunstenares zelf was aanwezig.

Contemporary Russian Art. Solo-Exhibition of Elena Preis from Moscow

28 april t/m 28 juni 2013, Ignatius Galerie, Amsterdam 

In het kader van het Nederland-Ruslandjaar 2013 heeft www.russianartspecialist.nl een tentoonstelling eigentijdse Russische kunst georganiseerd in samenwerking met Karin de Bont van de Ignatius Galerie. Solo-exposant is Elena Preis, een achternicht van Wassily Kandinsky. 

Preis werkt in verschillende schilder- en grafische technieken. Te zien zijn expressieve houtsneden, abstracte lino’s en collages, en minimalistische papier-reliëfs.

The Big Change. Revolutions in Russian painting 1895-1917

 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 12 March - 11 August 2013
     
 
Modern European-Russian Pioneers
The modernist age can be characterized by the uncontrollable desire for freedom, equality and brotherhood. It stirred a revolutionary spirit within Europe and liberation movements in all spheres of life. Artists initiated a paradigm shift in art and articulated a respectively feudal, national and absolute identity in their art.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam reopened for the public today!

 
STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM IS OPEN! Yeah! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Icons of Father Robert de Caluwé, Else Steenbergen, Mona Winter and Kees van Veen – Jubilee exhibition Eikonikon

'That which is of major importance to the churches separately is shared by them in common' (Father Robert de Caluwé)
 
In 1939, Robert de Caluwé (Sas van Ghent, 1914-2005, Myllyjärvi) was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in the Byzantine rite at the Russicum after studying theology and philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Although initially his plan was to support farm labourers and persecuted Christians in communist Russia, he was sent to Finland and spent the remainder of his life there.

Russian Fairy Tale Operas

Holland has discovered Russian Fairy Tales. The Singer Museum planned to stage an exhibition about the subject in 2003. The Groninger Museum realised the plan in 2008. Today the Nederlandse Opera is staging one Russian Fairy Tale opera after the other. Russian tales are hot! 
 
One recent performance of the Nederlandse Opera was particularly remarkable. This time a Danish Tale 'The Nightingale' from Hans Christian Andersen figured on the 'menu', set on music by Strawinsky.

Exhibition 'Contemporary ecclesiastical textile by Olga Fishchuk', Amsterdam

Russianartspecialist.nl organised this solo-exhibition in collaboration with Plein van Siena Gallery in October 2011. Don't miss Olga's beautiful work! 

For more information (a catalogue), please contact the organiser/curator, dr. Inge Wierda on: info@russianartspecialist.nl. 

See also an article from Olga about her work in Eikonikon (Magazine about Icons), 112, September, pp. 14-15. 
 
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