Centre for Studies in Russian Art

The Centre for Studies in Russian Art was established by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

It was officially inaugurated on 6 March 2011 and was soon acknowledged as one of the most important research institutes in the field of Russian art and culture in Europe.

Upcoming events CSAR 2022/2023

Russian Art Walks - Students Edition

The online project Russian Art Walks, conceived and created by the Center for the Study of Russian Culture, is expanding to present a Students Edition. The new season of Russian Art Walks will be based on video research realized by young scholars. The videos (10 minutes maximum) must be related to a work of art (pictorial, musical, theatrical, cinematographic). Selected works will be published bi-monthly from February to June 2023. The scientific secretariat of the Center will assist participants with plotting and technical implementation of the videos.

If you are a student at Ca’ Foscari University and would like to participate in the project, please send your proposal to  csar@unive.it.

Deadline for receiving proposals: January 13, 2023What to send:A file in Word that will include

  • name, surname, and course of study
  • the proposed topic / approximate title of the video study;
  • bibliography;

Results will be announced no later than January 20, 2023

Out of the Shelf!

With the festivities getting closer, we thought of a gift for every art enthusiast and anyone who shares an interest for artistic values, who will have the chance to give a new home to books centered on artistic specialised studies, exhibition catalogues of the last few years and much more. This will be possible through the initiative Out Of The Shelf (Fuori Scaffale). 

For this reason, we look forward to welcoming you on 5th and 6th December, from 10 am to 6 pm in our Centre, inside the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage Malcanton Marcorà, Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venice, on the third floor. 

Russia Poetica

The series of virtual meetings dedicated to the reading of contemporary Russian poetry comes back with new episodes, lead as usual by translators and curators of the texts.

The project was made in collaboration with Writers in Conversation, the Centre for Contemporary Poetry of the Bologna University and various publishing houses (Passigli, Gatto Merlino, Pequod, Damocle, Miraggi, Voland). 

Waiting for the new edition, you can rewatch here the previous videos.



Stories of 20th-Century Women in the Arts: Between Russia and Europe

The project Stories of 20th-Century Women in the Arts: Between Russia and Europe offers a series of thematic meetings (nine meetings from February to May 2023) that explore the lives and works of emblematic women of the 20th century. Artists, musicians, actresses, dancers, designers, photographers, and many other women who will be the project's heroines are "amazons" of their time. They are eclectic, avant-garde, and cosmopolitan. The reconstruction of their stories will allow us to reflect on the definition of their identity and realize the expansion of national boundaries. Professors, PhD students, and invited experts are the lecturers of this project. They will draw on historical-artistic and culturological approaches in the preparation of each meeting. The project is organized by the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at Ca' Foscari University in Venice in collaboration with the Giorgio Cini Foundation and the LEI Project (Leadership, Energia, Imprenditorialità).

The program is currently under approval.