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20 September 2017, 19.00. Hermitage Foundation UK Director Geraldine Norman gives an illustrated talk on the Hermitage at Pushkin House, Bloomsbury Square

5 - 8 October 2017. Frieze London & Frieze Masters. Preview Day 4 October. For those of you who booked your pass through the Hermitage Foundation UK, don't forget it in a drawer or on the mantlepiece! Get out there and take a look at some gorgeous art!

6 October 2017, 18.00 - 20.00. Meet Dimitri Ozerkov, Director of Contemporary Art at the Hermitage Museum, at Pushkin House, Bloomsbury Square

12 October 2017, 18.00 - 21.00. Private view of Dmitry Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action, at Calvert 22


Hermitage Foundation UK Director Geraldine Norman will be giving an illustrated talk about the Hermitage at Pushkin House on Bloomsbury Square, Wednesday 20 September 2017 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Book now at www.gbrussia.org



Preview Day, Wednesday 4 October & through the week 5–8 October 2017


Frieze London announces Galleries, Curators and a New Section for the 2017 Fair. More than 160 leading galleries from across the world will showcase ambitious presentations by international emerging and established artists, enhanced by a curated non-profit programme of artist commissions, films and talks. New for 2017, curator Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter, New York) will co-advise on the Focus section dedicated to emerging galleries; Ralph Rugoff (Hayward Gallery, London) will curate Frieze Talks for the first time, exploring artists’ response to an age of ‘alternative facts’. The 2017 fair will also feature a new themed gallery section devoted to the legacy of radical feminist artists, curated by Alison Gingeras (independent curator).
Frieze Masters 2017 announces Galleries, Curators and Sections taking place in Regents’ Park 5–8 October 2017, the sixth edition to feature highlights of six thousand years of art history from the world’s leading galleries, curated sections dedicated to revolutionary yet overlooked 20th-century artists and extraordinary objects, alongside a series of talks



Dimitri Ozerkov - Director of Contemporary Art, Hermitage Museum
Friday, 6 October - 18.00 to 20.00
Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA

  Special Event for Members

You are invited to meet Dimitri Ozerkov, Head of the Hermitage Contemporary Art Department over a glass of wine at our offices in Pushkin House.

In 2007 Professor Piotrovsky asked Dimitri Ozerkov to work on a project that would extend the Hermitage's collection into the 20th and 21st centuries, now known as Project 20/21, housed in new galleries in the General Staff Building.  The Hermitage Foundation UK has made this its focus for fundraising at our Annual Gala's and has supported many of the successful exhibitions.
Dimitri will speak informally and tell us the history of this project, the reasons behind it and how it is so successful

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Dmitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action

Private view, Thursday, 12 October - 18.00 - 21.00

Calvert 22 Foundation, 22 Calvert Avenue, London, E2 7JP

To book your place at the private view please register here.

The first posthumous solo exhibition in the UK exploring the mystical world of the genre-defying poet, artist, performer and leader of Moscow Conceptualism. In partnership with the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, the Hermitage Foundation UK and the Dmitri Prigov Foundation
Dmitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action at Calvert 22 Space will reflect on the different ways theatricality and performance influenced Prigov’s oeuvre, focusing primarily on his work after the fall of the Soviet Union. Part of the The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution season marking the centenary of 1917, the exhibition will look back on the Soviet experiment and the ways Prigov harnessed ideological, philosophical and mystical languages to address themes of chaos, change
and death.

Calvert 22 Space, 22 Calvert Avenue, London, E2 7JP

Wed – Sun, 12pm – 6pm
FREE entry