CSAR

CSAR 
Centre for Studies in Russian Art

The Centre for Studies in Russian Art was established by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Centre of Film Festivals and International Programmes with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 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  2020/2021

200 Dostoevskij

On the occasion of the upcoming anniversary of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Center for Studies on Russian Art invites you to take part in a participatory project. We would like you to send us a short video in which you read a passage from your favorite work of the famous writer.
The videos received will be made visible on the Instagram page of the CSAR and will be edited into a video that will be presented at a dedicated event on November 11, 2021.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Choose a passage from your favorite work by Dostoevsky
  • Record while reading: the video must have a maximum duration of 60 sec.
  • Send your video to CSAR

For more information: https://www.instagram.com/csarvenezia/reels/

Dante in Russia 700

2021 is the year of Dante. Seven hundred years since the death of the great visionary poet. Seven hundred years since the death of the artist, who created an encyclopedia of scientific, political, philosophical, moral, and theological knowledge of the Middle Ages. The history of the perception of Dante Alighieri's creativity in the world culture is immeasurable. In Russian culture, his figure has a very important place: literature, music, theater, cinema and visual culture have constantly created many reflections on the heritage of the great poet.

To celebrate this momentous date, the Centre for Studies in Russian Art at Ca' Foscari University of Venice presents a unique project which will take place throughout 2021.

Twice a week, the Instagram account Dante.in.russia.700 will publish stories that reveal Dante's image in Russian culture: poetry, literature, cinema, music, theater, painting, and much more.

Also, inside Dante.in.russia.700 you will find a unique marathon of contemporary art, prepared by a team of young curators: Arina Orlova and Maria Yashkina. Under their leadership, a group of young contemporary artists created specific works for this project.

An exciting journey awaits you with Dante.in.russia.700 Instagram page! Join us!

Pump the volume! Alza il volume! ПРИБАВЬ ЗВУК!

In this computer age of ours we often watch videos with low volume, sometimes even on mute. Yet there are videos which one cannot really understand this way. One just has to turn up the volume.
Pump the volume! is an online project consisting of short films and video art by contemporary artists where music and sound play the key role.
In this programme we will meet composers, musicians and artists.
Every month will be dedicated to one of our guests. Every week we will show video interviews and artworks screened online.
The programme will allow you to enter a space where the magic of sound and image creation happens, learning more about the relationships between artists and composers, and finding out what, among others, a political score is, or whether opera can be hidden in a pocket.
All this and much more in the programme "Pump up the volume", realised by the Centre for Studies in Russian Art at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
Guests:

  • January - Nikita Spiridonov (composer, artist)
  • February - Vladimir Smolyar (artist)
  • March - Marina Fomenko (artist, curator) and special guest Paolo Ricci (composer)
  • April - Sergey Katran (artist) and a special guest
  • May - Gabriel Prokofiev (composer, DJ)
  • June - Alexei Kruglov ((musician, artist)

Guest Nikita Spiridonov:

  • 12.01 - video biography "Portrait of the artist as a young man"
  • 14.01 - video-interview, first part "On time and myself"
  • 19.01 - video interview, second part "On time and myself"
  • 21.01 - presentation of the video works, first part of Dubna trilogy "Volga-Volga"
  • 26.01 - presentation of the video works, first part of Dubna trilogy "Song of Volga"
  • 28.01 - video-answers to the questions of the audience 'Non-FAQ'

Guest Vladimir Smolyar:

  • 04.02 - video biography «Portrait of the artist as a young woman»
  • 09.02 - video-interview, first part «On time and myself»
  • 11.02 - video interview, second part «On time and myself»
  • 16.02 - presentation of video-works «BACH AFTERNOON REST»
  • 18.02 - presentation of video-works «TRANS-SIBERIAN SUITE»
  • 23.02 - presentation of video-works «VICTORY ON THE or SUN 2»

Guest Marina Fomenko:

  • 09.03 - video biography «Portrait of the artist as a young woman»
  • 11.03 - video-interview, first part «On time and myself»
  • 16.03 - video interview, second part «On time and myself»
  • 18.03 - presentation of the series of video-works «Modus Operandi»
  • 23.03 - presentation of the series of video-works «Dance Forever»
  • 25.03 - presentation of the series of video-works «With Italian accent»
  • 13.04 - video-biography «Portrait of the artist as a young man»
  • 15.04 - video interview, first part "About time and myself"
  • 20.04 - video interview, second part "About time and myself"
  • 22.04 - presentation of the series of video-works "The snow policy"
  • 27.04 - presentation of the series of video-works "Forbidden practices"
  • 29.04 - presentation of the series of video-works «Venice»

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CSAR presents: Russian Art Walks

Virtual ‘walks’ will allow you to discover stories, characters and artworks that have made Russian and Soviet culture. Three times a month, CSAR will present video-talks by leading international scholars and PhD students of Ca’ Foscari University specialised in Russian art and members of the Centre’s scientific secretariat on our YouTube channel.

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CSAR presents: Russian Art Drops
Every month the Сentre for Studies in Russian Art will tell you about the life and artistic path of one Russian artist.

Russian art Drops this month will make you discover the artist Mikhail Alexandrovich Vrubel'. This edition is curated by five students from various high schools, within the PCTO program for the organization of cultural events organized by CSAR. We present the work of: Kelsi Littlewood, Nicole Zonta, Sofia Tonni, Sofia Magrini and Alice Cacaveri.

Michail Aleksandrovič Vrubel' was born on March 17, 1856 in Omsk: an artist torn by perpetual and assiduous inner labor. This torment will afflict him especially in the latter part of his life and will have an important bearing on his works.

Keep following us to find out more about this wonderful artist!

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RUSSIA POETICA
A series of meeting dedicated to the reading of contemporary Russian poets and beyond, realized by the same translators of texts.

It begins with the presentation of the volumes of the Russia Poetica series by the Passigli publishing house.

  • Presentation of the series "Russia Poetica"
    Speakers: Silvia Burini, Fabrizio Dall’Aglio, Alessandro Niero, Valerio Magrelli.
  • Presentation of the volume: Boris Sluckij, "The sixth heaven" and other poems, edited by Alessandro Niero, Passigli, Bagno a Ripoli (Florence) 2013
    The curator Alessandro Niero intervenes.
  • Presentation of the volume: Viktor Krivulin, "Concert on request" and other poems, edited by Marco Sabbatini, Passigli, Bagno a Ripoli (Florence) 2016.
    The curator Marco Sabbatini intervenes.
  • Presentation of the volume: Sergej Gandlevskij, "Celebration" and other poems, edited by Elisa Baglioni, Passigli, Bagno a Ripoli (Florence) 2017.
    The curator Elisa Baglioni intervenes.
  • Presentation of the volume: Aleksandr Kušner, Verses of the new century, edited by Marilena Rea, Passigli, Bagno a Ripoli (Florence) 2019.
    The curator Marilena Rea intervenes.
  • Presentation of the volume: Sergej Stratanovskij, Graffiti, curated by Alessandro Niero, Passigli, Bagno a Ripoli (Florence) 2014.
    The curator Alessandro Niero intervenes.

See all the episodes on CSAR's YouTube channel!