Congratulations, Dr. Malycheva!

Congratulations, Dr. Malycheva!

The Russian Art & Culture Group would like to congratulate Tanja Malycheva for the publication of her PhD thesis on Valentin Serov!

In Valentin Serov: Bildfindungsprozesse des russischen Künstlers im gesamteuropäischen Kontext [Valentin Serov: Image Genesis Processes of the Russian Artist in a Pan-European Context] Tanja discusses Serov’s voyages and their inspirational character.

We are delighted that her well-researched work is now available for the German reader and thankful for this enrichment of the scholarship on Russian art in Germany.

Her publication is generously supported by the Kroll Family Trust

So, Congratulations! once again and the best of luck for your future projects, Dr. Tanja Malycheva!

Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

What an unexpected year!

When 2020 started, I am sure, everybody was in their usual bustle: doing research, writing papers, planning conference trips. Some our plans for the year, I dare say most, did not came to pass – at least not the way we imagined them. Our own eighth graduate workshop on The Problem of Religious Art in Modernity. Uses and Abuses of the Icon in Russia was rescheduled and replanned several times. It moved from Cologne to Vienna and finally settled in the online realm – like most events this year.

And while this cyber-world was an undiscovered country for many of us, we settled in more or less quickly. We took advantage of all the fascinating lectures, talks, and webinars that popped up all over the internet. Many events we would have otherwise missed, were suddenly just a mouse click away. A luxury that will hopefully not vanish entirely along with the pandemic.

So, despite all the hardships we wish all of you a very merry holiday season. Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings happiness, may it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year. And most of all, we wish you to stay in good health.

Workshop Postponed and Relocated!

Workshop Postponed and Relocated!

The restrictions due to COVID-19 also affected the forthcoming graduate workshop of the Russian Art & Culture Group…

Unfortunately, the collaboration with the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata at Cologne University was no longer an option, since the university cancelled all on-site events until October.

We did our best to find an alternative venue, since networking with real people is one of the main goals of our workshop series and everyone is attending so many online events nowadays.

Therefore, we are delighted to announce that the forthcoming workshop with the topic The Problem of Religious Art in Modernity. Uses and Abuses of the Icon in Russia will be held in Vienna. We are already very thankful to our colleagues of the “Eurasia in Global Dialogue” Program at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) who were open to our collaboration and hosting our – now joined – event.

The new date of the workshop is
October 15 and 16, 2020.

Luckily, Professor George Pattison from Glasgow is still able to be our keynote speaker. Furthermore, we are looking forward to the presentations by Alexei Lidov, Oleg Tarasov, and Maria Taroutina, among others.

In advance hindsight, we are also planning to arrange a remote access to the workshop’s presentations.

We will keep you updated!

Congratulations Associate Professor Taroutina!

Congratulations Associate Professor Taroutina!

The Russian Art & Culture Group would like to congratulate Maria Taroutina on her new position as Associate Professor at Yale-NUS College Singapore!

We are delighted that her excellent and intriguing work on the art of Imperial and early Soviet Russia was rewarded with this tenure position. Her fascinating monography The Icon and the Square: Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival (2018) and her latest co-edited volumes New Narratives of Russian and East European Art: Between Traditions and Revolutions and Byzantium/Modernism: The Byzantine as Method in Modernity are printed evidence of her expertise on Russian Orientalism and Mikhail Vrubel.

As many of our members and friends would agree, it is also always a pleasure to listen to her captivating and vivid presentations. The next occasion will be her 19v Working Group on Nineteenth-Century Russian Culture (NYU Jordan Center on the Advanced Study of Russia) online lecture on September 9.

We are also happy to announce that she will also be a speaker of our forthcoming Eighth Graduate Workshop!

So, Congratulations! once again and the best of luck for your future projects, Associate Professor Maria Taroutina!