EXHIBIT 'A'. Russian Art: Exhibitions. Collections and Archives


Friday 21 and Saturday 22 March 2014
Friday, 21 March: 14.15 - 17.45 (with registration from 13.45)
Saturday, 22 March: 10.00 - 17.40 (with registration from 09.30)
Kenneth Clark lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Portrait of Pavel Tretyakov surrounded by paintings in theTretyakov Gallery
Ilia Repin, Portrait of Pavel Tretyakov, 1901 (detail). Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Speaker(s): Galina Elbrusovna Abasova (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Mikhail Mikhailovich Allenov (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Rosalind P. Blakesley (University of Cambridge), Nicholas Bueno de Mesquita (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Jenn Brewin (University of Cambridge), Viktoria Devdariani (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Louise Hardiman (University of Cambridge), Olga Vladislavovna Furman (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Andrey Aleksandrovich Karev (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Galina Mardilovich (Independent Researcher), Natalia Murray (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Vera Sergeevna Naumova (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Andrei Andreevich Nikol’skii (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Alina Anatalievna Platonova (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Aleksandr Sergeevich Preobrazhenskii (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Willem Jan Renders (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), Aleksandra Petrovna Salienko (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Engelina Sergeevna Smirnova (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Zalina Valerievna Tetermazova (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Valery Stefanovich Turchin (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Elena Zhukova (Moscow Lomonosov State University)

Ticket/entry details: £25 (£15 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) ONLINE BOOKING. Or send a cheque made payable to ‘The Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, stating ‘CCRAC-MGU conference’.

Organised by: Natalia Budanova (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Jenn Brewin (University of Cambridge) in collaboration with Moscow Lomonosov State University and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre

EXHIBIT ‘A’. Russian art: Exhibitions, collections and archives, is the second international joint conference of the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) and the Department of History of Art (Faculty of History), Moscow Lomonosov State University.

The first conference in this on-going collaborative project, The Russian Avant-Garde in the European Cultural Context, was held at the Department of History of Art of Moscow Lomonosov State University in March 2013. Participants presented papers exploring aspects of Russian avant-garde art, focusing on its encounters with and representation in the European context. Papers addressed moments of cultural and artistic exchange – instances of contact between Russian and European artistic communities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The conference opened up fruitful discussion about the dialogue between the two distinct histories of Russian art produced by Western, and Russian and Soviet scholarship respectively. This second conference, EXHIBIT ‘A’. Russian art: Exhibitions, collections and archives, is intended to facilitate further discussion of this relationship. In particular, papers will explore contemporary and historical practices of exhibiting and collecting Russian art, and the potential of documentary and other archives, many of which have only become accessible to scholars during the last two decades, for the study of Russian art.

The conference is also intended as a forum through which to showcase important but less familiar collections of Russian art and documentary material located inside and outside of Russia, and to share practical tips for accessing these resources. It is conceived without chronological boundaries, and papers will address topics ranging from the earliest instances of collecting, exhibiting and writing about Russian art to contemporary practice in these three areas.

The Department of History of Art at Moscow Lomonosov State University has a long and distinguished history of teaching and research in the history of Russian art. The participation of a delegation of 14 scholars from the department, spanning various stages in their academic careers, is a unique opportunity for a British audience to come into contact with the latest research at this prestigious institution.

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