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­Hermitage cleared of extremism claims, British artists refuse to come back to Russia
An investigation of claims of extremism against an exhibit by British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman at the Hermitage in St Petersbug has revealed nothing unlawful. In response to the legal inquiry the artists said they would never return to Russia.

12.12.2012 09:48

Hermitage, accused of blasphemy, investigated on extremism claims
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.

07.12.2012 17:27

­Banned in the USSR: Avant-garde art back on show after 50 years (VIDEO)
The provoked a major scandal 50 years ago and put an end to Khrushchev’s “thaw”. Now the art which was banned because it did not conform to the Soviet ideology is back on show in Moscow.

07.12.2012 10:36

‘The Art I’ve Lived With’: Mikhail Baryshnikov shows off his collection
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.

03.12.2012 15:45

Game show: Iconic video games displayed by major US modern art museum
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.

01.12.2012 08:05

Long way to art: Vatican to get its first pavilion at Venice Biennale
For the first time the Vatican will have its own pavilion at the Venice Biennale art exhibition next year.

29.10.2012 13:02

­‘Blasphemous’ display enrages thousands in Belgrade (PHOTOS)
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.

04.10.2012 17:54

­Stockholm to open Super Trouper ABBA museum
Sweden is set to open a tribute museum to the country’s greatest pop act of all time – ABBA. The museum opening is scheduled for next year.

04.10.2012 14:52

­Hurting religious feelings: Russian designer launches warning sign contest
‘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.

03.10.2012 10:09

Feud for thought: Moscow shaken by provocative art exhibit
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.

21.09.2012 11:13

Street art utopia: Moscow to host Banksy display
Works by famed British street artist Banksy, who’s been hiding his face from public for more than a decade, are to go on display in Moscow.

17.09.2012 15:18

Hard rock to stomach: Man swallows diamond in Sri Lanka
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.

05.09.2012 13:18