A scandal is escalating around an exhibit of British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman at St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum. Russian prosecutors have launched an investigation against the museum on suspicions of extremism.
Russian-born ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov has also had life long passion for art. Opening this week in New York “The Art I’ve Lived With” is an exhibition of his collection and it is tipped to travel to Moscow.
Are video games art? The most influential museum of modern art in the world, Manhattan's MoMA, believes they sure are. The museum has acquired a selection of 14 video games for a new category of artworks in its extensive collection.
An exhibition presenting an alternative take on Biblical passages has opened in Belgrade amid protests from thousands of religious activists. The city had to cancel the gay pride parade fearing there won’t be enough policemen to keep order in the city.
‘Caution: religious feelings can be hurt here.’ Russian designer Artemy Lebedev has announced a competition for the best design of a sign to warn about the possibility of offending religious sensibilities.
Moscow has been rocked by another controversial performance - a provocative art exhibition inspired by punk band Pussy Riot caused protests by Orthodox Christians outside the Modern Art Gallery complex, along with a bomb threat.
Diamonds are widely recognized as a girl’s best friend. But some men in Sri Lanka, renowned for its highly prized gems, disagree. One of them swallowed a diamond worth $13,000 at a gem exhibition in Colombo just to get hold of the rock to die for.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern England, Hadrian's Wall, is to become the world's longest work of art. A group of US artists will use up to 450 balloons and thousands of light emitting diodes to revamp the 2,000-year-old wall.