Andrei Molodkin is a contemporary Russian artist, born in 1966. He currently lives and works in Paris and New York.
This three-movement masterpiece sits alongside Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 as the most demanding of all Romantic concertos. It’s also one of the most electrifying.
In the art museums of Russia, women sit in the galleries and guard the collections. When you look at the paintings and sculptures, the presence of the women becomes an inherent part of viewing the artwork itself.
My acquaintance with Vera Pavlova’s poetry began when I came across a small collection of hers. I vividly recall holding the black-and-white book entitled “The Intimate Diary of a Straight-A Schoolgirl” (2000), which I opened at random to find: Your surrounding air trembles Like the around a beehive…