russia

dance

Russia's Canceled Ballet Is a Sign of the Times

The global ballet community is up in arms over the Bolshoi's cancellation of a controversial ballet about the life of Rudolph Nureyev.
Anya Tchoupakov
7.18.17
Graffiti

Graffiti Houdinis "CTRL+X" a Car and Dumpster with Paint

You won't believe how they did it.
Dyllan Furness
7.13.17
watercolor

[NSFW] Gorgeous Watercolor Nudes Exude Feminine Eroticism

Russian artist Valéria Ko's sensual paintings celebrate the female form.
Andrew Nunes
6.7.17
conservation lab

How Experts Finally Reconstructed the "Eighth Wonder of the World"

The Amber Room, a jewel worth hundreds of millions, vanished during World War II. Russia would spend two decades recreating it.
Noémie Jennifer
5.16.17
VFX Art

A Russian VFX Artist Added Explosions to Classic GIFs

Self-taught artist Patiffonka remixes GIFs with the firepower of Micheal Bay (and the bodily fluids of Rick and Morty).
Beckett Mufson
5.11.17
Felt Art

These Adorable Felt Animals Are Definitely Side-Eyeing You Right Now

Oksana Pero utilizes felting, sewing, and embroidery processes to create endearing soft sculptures in the Russian countryside.
Andrew Salomone
4.30.17
Dance Film

Dancers Writhe, Rot, and Resurrect in a Creepy Russian Art Film

An exploration of decay and rebirth juxtaposed with natural imagery make this film mesmerizingly eerie.
Anya Tchoupakov
4.12.17
Illustration

Sarcastic Comics Serve Up Moments When Life Just Perfectly Sucks

Russian artist Gudim Anton draws normal situations that escalate quickly into daydreams.
Beckett Mufson
3.6.17
Theater

Move Over Hamilton, Rasputin Has a Musical (And it Takes Place Inside a Church)

An off-Broadway show imagines the Russian mystic as a guitar-toting, sexually-liberated vagabond.
Kara Weisenstein
2.25.17
Music

Is This the Most Awkward Dance Party Music Video Ever?

Dance your androgynous sweater off with Moscow-based experimental sound artist Maria Teriaeva’s first-ever music video.
Sami Emory
2.13.17
Film

Jaw-Dropping CGI Water Droplets and Insects Interact in a Macro World

Hayao Miyazaki's 'Boro the Caterpillar' might have a run for its money.
Beckett Mufson
1.10.17
Art

Anish Kapoor Got His Hands on the "Pinkest Pink" Paint | Last Week in Art

And Pope Francis appointed the first female director of the Vatican museums.
Nathaniel Ainley
12.26.16