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Cultural Exchange Conference 2013: Russia and the West II

When Dec 10, 2013
from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Lecture Room 2, Department of History of Art
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10.00-11.00 Opening Keynote Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley, University of Cambridge

Painting at a Distance: Russian Artists Abroad from the Age of Catherine the Great


11.00-12.00 Panel 1: Fin de Siecle: Russian Art at the Turn of the Century

(Chair: Dr Galina Mardilovich)

Dr Andrey Shabanov (The Courtauld Institute of Art) Re-presenting the Peredvizhniki in Western European artistic context

Trenton Olsen (Brigham Young University) Fallen Womanhood in the Late Russian Empire

Jane Williams (Reading University) The mosaics of Boris Anrep at ‘The Vale’


12.00-12.30 Discussion


12.30-13.00 LUNCH


13.30-14.30 Panel 2: Exhibiting the West: Russia and the Avant-Garde

(Chair: Dr Maria Mileeva)

Markus Lähteenmäki (The Courtauld Institute of Art) Sergei Diaghilev’s exhibition of Russian and Finnish Artists

Cinthia Willaman (University of Cambridge) Sonia and Robert Delaunay in Germany: Exhibiting with the Russian Avant-Garde

 Dr Natalia Murray (The Courtauld Institute of Art) Nikolay Punin and the Forgotten Exhibition of Russian Art in Japan. 1927


14.30-15.00 Discussion


15.00-15.30 TEA


15.30-16.15 Panel 3: Art and Revolution: Russian Cultural Exchange Post 1917

(Chair: Prof Mike O’Mahony)

Theodora Clarke (Bristol University) The Société Anonyme: Exhibiting Russian Art in 1920s New York

Eva Bezverkhny (The Courtauld Institute of Art) Filming at Home and Abroad: The Ever-Changing Role of Domestic and International Cinema in Russia Following the October Revolution

Kirill Chunikhin (Jacobs University Bremen) Exhibitions of American Visual Art in Soviet Museums during the Cold War


16.15-16.45 Discussion

16.45-17.30 Panel 4: Russian Utopia: Building the Future

(Chair: Prof John Milner)

Anna Bokov  (Yale University) Bauhaus and Vkhutemas: Building the Utopia Together

Henry Milner (artist) & Charles Phu (architect) Tatprom: Utopian Architecture in a Russian Context


17.30-17.40 Discussion


17.40-18.00 Closing Keynote: Prof John Milner


This conference forms part of the CCRAC conference series. For more information please visit

Organised by Theodora Clarke (PhD candidate, University of Bristol) and Cinthia Willaman (PhD candidate, University of Cambridge). This conference has been kindly sponsored by Russian Art and Culture and the History of Art Department at University of Cambridge.

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