Anna Savitskaya

Anna Savitskaya, Russia, Ukraine (co-founder, coordinator, writer)
Anna is a graduate of Moscow’s Photo Academy, with a previous background in intellectual property rights. In 2012 she founded the company Perspectiva Art, dealing in art consultancy, curatorship, and the coordination of exhibitions. During the bilateral year between Russia and The Netherlands in 2013, Perspectiva Art organized a tour for a Dutch artist across Russia, as well as putting together several exhibitions in the Netherlands, curated by Anna. Since October 2014, Anna has taken an active role in the development and management of ArtDependence Magazine. Anna interviews curators and artists, in addition to reviewing books and events, and collaborating with museums and art fairs.

Articles (101)

"I would define good art as art that shakes our comfort zone" - interview with Noah Horowitz, Art Basel Miami
Article date: Saturday, November 28, 2015

"I would define good art as art that shakes our comfort zone" - interview with Noah Horowitz, Art Basel Miami

In August 2015, North America’s most comprehensive international contemporary art fair - Art Basel - announced the appointment of Noah Horowitz to the new position of Director of The Americas. The news regarding the appointment of the Armory director to take over the leadership of Art Basel Miami, less than six months prior to its next edition, stirred up the already restless art scene. Noah Horowitz talks with Artdependence Magazine about his own preferences in art, the sources for his inspirations, and the art market’s adaptation to change.

“The encounter of an unprepared viewer with art is very important” - an interview with Zhanna Kadyrova
Article date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

“The encounter of an unprepared viewer with art is very important” - an interview with Zhanna Kadyrova

Zhanna Kadyrova, (1981, Ukraine) forms part of the new generation of Ukrainian artists, who have been deeply influenced by the difficult period of national self-determination during the Orange Revolution of 2004, and who have experienced the entire burden of rethinking of the controversies of the past, reformulating present dangers, and representing hopes for the future. "Hope" also happened to be the name of the Ukrainian Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale, in which Zhanna participated for the second time.

Prisoners of conscience
Article date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Prisoners of conscience

Amnesty International is an organisation dedicated to investigating and eradicating human rights abuses. The organisation’s work is carried out by people who, as they describe themselves, take injustice personally. Their mission is to campaign for a world where human rights are followed and enjoyed by all. Artdependence Magazine talked with Raha Bahreini, Researcher with the Iran Team of Amnesty International, about the situation that Atena Farghadani, painter and activist, who was sentenced on 1 June 2015 to 12 years and nine months in prison, is now facing.

“Challenge is not to have a sample of everything” - Interview with Bart de Baere, director of M HKA, Antwerp
Article date: Monday, September 21, 2015

“Challenge is not to have a sample of everything” - Interview with Bart de Baere, director of M HKA, Antwerp

Bart de Baere gives the impression that combining the function of museum director with the role of curator for the 6th Moscow Biennial 2015 is something he undertakes with rigor and dedication, but easily and surely with great pleasure. Bart de Baere has been the director of M HKA, a contemporary art museum based in Antwerp, since 2003. Bart de Baere talks with Artdependence Magazine about the museum’s activities, its’ goals and future plans. A separate part of our interview is dedicated to the 6th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, which is planned for 2015, and will take place from September 22nd till October 1st, the shortest biennial in the world.

"I am lucky to have gallery spaces in key territories: Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore" - interview with Pearl Lam
Article date: Friday, September 11, 2015

"I am lucky to have gallery spaces in key territories: Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore" - interview with Pearl Lam

Pearl Lam, one of the most powerful women in Asian business and one of artnet news' top twenty-five women in the art world, has worked for over two decades towards promoting Chinese contemporary art worldwide. Born in Hong Kong, China, and educated in the United States and the United Kingdom, Pearl Lam herself embodies the conjunction of Western and Chinese cultures.

“Giacometti’s portraits are about the interrogation of appearance” - Paul Moorhouse, National Portrait Gallery
Article date: Friday, September 4, 2015

“Giacometti’s portraits are about the interrogation of appearance” - Paul Moorhouse, National Portrait Gallery

Coming October 15th, the National Portrait Gallery in London will present the major exhibition “Giacometti. Pure Presence”, which will focus, first and foremost, on Alberto Giacometti as a portraitist. The exhibition will feature portraits depicting Giacometti’s closest circle: family members and friends who were near the artist in the different periods of his life, and some were present almost throughout all of his career, from 1914 to 1966. The exhibition centers on the fascination that particular sitters drew from Giacometti, and the various ways in which they influenced his creative genius.

“I feel very strongly that my place right now is here” - interview with Tony Karman, director of EXPO CHICAGO 2015
Article date: Sunday, August 30, 2015

“I feel very strongly that my place right now is here” - interview with Tony Karman, director of EXPO CHICAGO 2015

EXPO CHICAGO 2015, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, is due to take place from the 17th to the 20th of September. From its very start, EXPO CHICAGO had an array of undeniable advantages, such as timing, location, along with the rich and long history of its predecessor. The timing for EXPO CHICAGO is actually ideal: the fair opens the fall art season and rules the roster for the whole year. Not to mention the fair’s location in the heart of America, which attracts the attention of collectors and art lovers from both coasts. EXPO CHICAGO can rightly be considered the successor of Art Chicago, which was established in 1980 and acted as a pillar of contemporary art sales, along with such fairs like Art Cologne and Art Basel.

“It is important to keep surprising yourself” - interview with Hellen van Meene
Article date: Thursday, August 20, 2015

“It is important to keep surprising yourself” - interview with Hellen van Meene

Dutch artist Hellen van Meene is well known for her style of photographic portraiture. Van Meene’s works depict mostly adolescents, but there are also sometimes small children or even animals. When looking at these photographs it is hard to say exactly when and where they were made. The background is only available at a glimpse, and the nondescript clothes pull the viewer’s attention completely towards the model. The subject’s postures and facial expressions that van Meen captures can almost paralyze the viewer, so deep is the experience of immersion, as Hellen van Meene stops the moment and captures the viewer within the world of these children.

Chasing AFTER UTOPIA with the Singapore Art Museum
Article date: Thursday, July 23, 2015

Chasing AFTER UTOPIA with the Singapore Art Museum

After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art is the exhibition currently on show at the Singapore Art Museum. Judging by the title alone, one is expected to imagine a time when society has reached its ideal state and continues to exist in the post-utopian world. The curatorial intention for this exhibition is equally ambitious as the goal of reaching an ideal society: what is a utopia, what organisational structure might it have, what are its principles and consequences, also: what does life possibly look like in the post-utopian space - these are the questions posed by the curatorial team of SAM to their audience.

'As for the smile, it appears as something that is missing' - an interview with Alexey Kallima
Article date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

'As for the smile, it appears as something that is missing' - an interview with Alexey Kallima

Whereas the early works of Russian artist Alexey Kallima stand out for their political overtones, his latest series (“Audience”) focuses on one simple and universal feature: the smile. The series, previously on show at Regina Gallery in Moscow, contained 65 portraits of smiling people. Kallima argues that the smile represents an emotion that is somehow missing in real life – through his work he therefore aims to draw the viewer into a form of involuntary therapy, resulting in the normalization of disturbed vital processes and a recovery towards a positive state.

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