Chagall’s Russia

Like that of many Russian intellectuals, the life path of Marc Chagall, the great artist who found himself when he moved to France, was poised between two worlds – the love for his motherland and the freedom that could only be found in Europe.

Tales from Kiev

A city poised between calm and the tragedy of violence – this is how the Ukrainian capital was described in the early 20th century by the great writer Bulgakov, who was born in Kiev, and by the Ukrainian painter Bogomazov, who depicted the city in three very different paintings.

The peace of Kyiv

In the early 19th century, Antonio Canova sculpted a magnificent statue commissioned by a Russian nobleman. It became a symbol of peace in Kyiv, but is now under the bombings.

Those who left us in 2020

Many personalities who helped building and livening up the post-war cultural world have passed away in this 2020. For each of them, we suggest a project, a book, an exhibition, a website, to transfer a small part of the enormous cultural legacy they left us.

Andrés Jaque

We don’t inhabit environments, we are the environment

We interviewed the Chief Curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale, entitled “Bodies of Water” who describes Biennale’s as reality-sensing-devices.

Allegory of Italy

400 years have passed since the French painter Valentin De Boulogne portrayed a bright and proud Italy. This allegorical representation is a good starting point for looking at the present day.