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Catherine Cibulskis reflects on the dramatic evolution of Russian art in the immediate aftermath of the revolution

“A Mythical Future”: Katya Rogatchevskaia on the Russian Revolution

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The opening of a closed cultural world

One combative poem has a lot to reveal about the place of artists under Soviet rule, Charlie Baker writes

Touch, tenderness, and technology in Cloud of Petals

Sarah Meyohas’ new exhibition embraces electronic form in its exploration of beauty, writes Eleanor Birdsall-Smith

Andrew Graham-Dixon: Bridging the gap between high culture and mass media

Art history documentary maker Andrew Graham-Dixon talks contemporary art and BBC spending to Altair Brandon-Salmon

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Lizzy Diggins is intrigued by the religious crossovers at the Ashmolean's new exhibition

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