Art and Culture / 8 articles


viennacontemporary 2018

26 – 30 September Aksenov Family Foundation took part in viennacontemporary 2018 art fair. This year the Foundation continued to support artists who develop contemporary art practices. The curator – Stas Shuripa: «The focus of this project is the relations between feeling and mind, aesthetic experience and intellectual insight. Through a variety of media – from art research […]

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Russian Art Focus

Russian Art Focus is a new online media founded by Inna Bazhenova (The Art Newspaper) and Dmitry Aksenov (The Aksenov Family Foundation). Starting from November 2018, a team of English-native experts – journalists, critics and researchers – will provide a professional, in-depth overview of the Russian art scene to foreign audiences and focus on what […]

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Vienna Humanities Festival

Vienna Humanities Festival, supported by Aksenov Family Foundation, debuted in September 2016 in the capital of Austria. The three-day event was organized by Vienna Institute for Human Sciences (das Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen – IWM), Wien Museum and European Houses of Debate Time to Talk (TTT).

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What Does the Future of Museums Look Like?

Continuing its work on the topic of the future of museums started by the conference ‘Is There a Future for Museums?’ in Vienna in September, 2016, Aksenov Family Foundation has invited Anna Leshchenko, senior lecturer at the Russian State University for the Humanities (Department of Museology, History of Art Faculty) and ICOFOM board member, to tell the latest forecasts and share her opinion on the subject.

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Tomas Zierhofer-Kin’s Seminar

‘Innovations in the creative process’, a two-day seminar for theatre producers and art managers, was held on the 5th and 6th of December 2016 on the platform of the Cultural Management Institute. It was led by the new artistic director of the Wiener Festwochen Tomas Zierhofer-Kin. Dedicated to contemporary methods of producing cultural projects, the seminar was organised by the Aksenov Family Foundation, Avesta Group, International Festival and School of Contemporary Art TERRITORIЯ, and the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Presentation of the Salzburg Festival 2017

The programme of the Salzburg festival 2017, the most famous musical and theatrical showcase, was presented at the residence of the Austrian ambassador in Moscow. The presenters were the president of the festival Helga Rabl-Stadler, its artistic director Markus Hinterhäuser, and the conductor Teodor Currentzis. Aksenov Family Foundation took an active part in organising the event, since it curates the work of the Society of the Russian Friends of the Salzburg Festival.

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