The Dutch institution had long tried to distance itself from Putin’s Russia, but after the invasion of Ukraine, distance was no longer enough.
The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida will partner with the company behind Van Gogh Alive.
A public statue of an Apple iPhone installed in St. Petersburg, Russia as a memorial to Steve Jobs was removed on Friday, allegedly in response to the tech company’s new chief executive, Tim Cook, coming out as gay.
Manifesta 10, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art scheduled to open in the summer of 2014 at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, has received its fair share of publicity these last several weeks.
ST. PETERSBURG — Jake and Dinos Chapman’s exhibit The End of Fun at the newly refurbished contemporary wing of The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, is under attack from Russian Orthodox Christian believers, who feel insulted by aspects of the brothers’ show, even though the exhibit is prohibited to anyone under 18 years of age. Offering “extreme apologies” to believers, the brothers vowed never to set foot in the country again.
Cyberfest, the first and only yearly festival of international media art in Russia, was founded in 2007 by artists and curators Anna Frants and Marina Koldobskaya. Since that time they have brought hundreds of international media artists to St. Petersburg, and in the process raising its international profile.
MIAMI — For the first time, a contemporary artist has been invited to play with the permanent collection at the fabled Hermitage. Anthony Gormley tackles the museum’s classical collection and creates a humanizing display.
Two European museum powerhouses, the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, have signed an agreement to temporarily swap 236 art masterpieces in what it is an unprecedented exchange between two major art institutions.
Thanks to artist Mark Jenkins, life just got a little more complicated than it used to be. In addition to the age-old dilemma of “Is it art?” we are now forced to confront the question “Is it street art?”