EXHIBIT ‘A’. Russian Art: Collections, Exhibitions and Archives

Ilia Repin, Portrait of Pavel Tretyakov, 1901. Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

21 to 22 March 2014
The Courtauld Institute of Art

The conference poster and programme is available here: Download Poster/Programme

Abstracts of the conference’s papers can be viewed here: Download Abstracts

CCRAC-MGU lunch at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

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‘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 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 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.

List of Speakers:
Galina Elbrusovna Abbasova (MGU)
Mikhail Mikhailovich Allenov (MGU)
Rosalind P. Blakesley (University Cambridge)
Jennifer Brewin (University of Cambridge)
Viktoria Devdariani (MGU)
Olga Vladislavovna Furman (MGU)
Louise Hardiman (University of Cambridge)
Andrey Aleksandrovich Karev (MGU)
Galina Mardilovich (Independent Scholar)
Natalia Murray (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
Vera Sergeevna Naumova (MGU)
Andrei Andreevich Nikol’skii (MGU)
Alina Anatalievna Platonova (MGU)
Aleksandr Sergeevich Preobrazhenskii (MGU)
Willem Jan Renders (Van Abbemuseum)
Alekasndra Petrovna Salienko (MGU)
Engelina Sergeevna Smirnova (MGU)
Zalina Valerievna Tetermazova (MGU)
Valeriy Stafanovich Turchin (MGU)
Elena Zhukova (MGU)