Anna Frants Participates at Venice Conference on the Reception of Russian Art Abroad

CYLAND MediaArtLab founder Anna Frants participates at Venice Conference taking place October 25-27, 2017 at Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice. Entitled “Translations and Dialogues: The Reception of Russian Art Abroad”, the three-day international conference will focus on Russian art at a broad geographical and historical spectrum.

The reception of Russian art in Europe and the United States is the subject of a three-day international conference, initiated by Silvia Burini, Director of the Centro Studi sulle Arti della Russia (CSAR) at the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice and Natasha Kurchanova, former President of the Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture, Inc. (SHERA), and co-organized by CSAR, SHERA and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC).

Paintings by Valentina Povarova at the exhibition HYBRS, presented by CYLAND in Venice, 2017

This conference brings together scholars from Europe, the US, and Russia on the centenary of the October Revolution to present their work on a broader historical spectrum than the events of only 1917. By focusing on the reception of Russian art abroad, it hopes to engage with ideas of continuity and connection more than rupture and separation. In doing so, it promises to bring out new perspectives on the study of the history of Russian art as a vibrant and growing field. The conference organizers are part of an international network of scholarly societies and research institutes that came together with the revival of SHERA in 2013. This is their first collaborative conference.

The conference is free for the public, but registration is required. For more information please visit