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Russia in Bloom: Documentary Screening and Discussion with Leonid Parfenov – 15 August

Acclaimed Russian journalist and presenter Leonid Parfenov will present his latest documentary, Russia in Bloom (“Tsvet natsii”), dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, a pioneer in colour photography in pre-revolutionary Russia.

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Work and Play behind the Iron Curtain – until 24 Augus

GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design is pleased to present ‘Work and Play Behind the Iron Curtain’, an exhibition examining the changing face of Soviet design from the 1917 Revolution to Perestroika. Curated by GRAD’s Elena Sudakova and Alexandra Chiriac, the exhibition features works on loan from the Moscow Design Museum and AMO-ZIL.

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Spectra 25 July - 6 September

Dina Bogusonova

Alexander Lufer

25 July - 6 September

Erarta Galleries London is pleased to present Spectra, the fourth exhibition during the year of Russian-British cultural exchange 2014. The exhibition fuses the work of two of Russia’s celebrated artists Dina Bogusonova and Alexander Lufer who explore the changeable, yet predictable nature of light and its interaction with the world to which it gives new life.

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Festival of Love at Southbank Centre 28 June 2014 – 31 August 2014

Over two months, Southbank Centre brings together hundreds of artists, communities and partners to create its Festival of Love. Our festival, which celebrates the Same Sex Couple Act, features an exciting programme of free events, differently-themed weekends, performances, poetry, talks and pop-ups. Our Thames-side site is also being transformed by several large-scale indoor and outdoor installations and artworks.

The Seven Kinds of Love

Festival of Love explores and celebrates the complexity of human relationships in all their forms. All of us hold feelings for others, but these feelings differ according to the people and the circumstance. In the English language there is only one word to describe all of them: LOVE.

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Tate Modern presents a retrospective of Kazimir Malevich 17 July - 26 October

A retrospective of Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935), a leading pioneer of abstract art in Russia, will open at London's Tate Modern next year. The exhibition, which will open in summer 2014, is touted as being unprecedented in its scope and will shed new light on Malevich's career as a painter, printmaker and art theoretician. It is the first major exhibition ever in the UK dedicated to the Russian artist. Billed as a tribute to the artist and his contemporaries, the exhibition is also timed to coincide with the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014.

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Of Russian Summers and Soviet Hipsters 29 July

29 July

Why Join the Table?

Anya Von Bremzen is an award winning food writer whose latest ‘Mastering the Art of Soviet Dining’: a Memoir of Food and Longing has won this year’s Book of the year by the Guild of Food Writers.

We are co-hosting a one-off dinner inspired by the era of Soviet hippy intelligentsia and posidelki during long Russian summers in iconic Moscow kommunalki apartments.

The intimate evening around one large table for 20 with take place at crumbly and magnificent 128 Kensington Church Street.

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Russian Avant-Garde Photography 9 July - 29 August


On the occasion of the 2014 UK-Russia year of culture, Richard Saltoun Gallery will be presenting a special selection of works by leading practitioners of Russian avant-garde photography, including Alexander Rodchenko and the VKhUTEMAS Workshop.

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Max Weber: An American Cubist in London until 5 October

Ben Uri Gallery

25 June 2014 - 5 October 2014

Russian-American Jewish artist Max Weber (1881-1961) is widely acknowledged within the United States for introducing Cubism to New York. With Max Weber: An American Cubist in Paris and London, 1905-15, Ben Uri is proud to unveil the first major UK museum show of Weber's work and the first to examine his career and influence within a European context.

This exhibition highlights Weber’s crucial role in the cross-cultural dialogue between Paris and London and his important influence on the British avant-garde during the first two seminal decades in the history of 20th Century European modernism.