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)

"The space of The State Hermitage historical halls is a real trial for an artist" - Ksenia Malich
Article date: Friday, July 3, 2015

"The space of The State Hermitage historical halls is a real trial for an artist" - Ksenia Malich

The first Russian retrospective exhibition of Zara Hadid’s work opened its doors on June 26 and runs on until September 27 of this year at The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. The show is taking place in the historic Nicolaevsky Hall of the Winter Palace and illustrates the wide variety of mediums that Zaha Hadid works with to realize her projects: paintings, drawings, models, and design objects. The links between Hadid’s world renowned neo-futuristic designs and Russian art are due in large part to the influence that the Russian Avant-garde movement had on the early steps of Hadid’s architectural development.

"I want to remind that this beauty is all around us" - interview with Paulette Tavormina
Article date: Monday, June 15, 2015

"I want to remind that this beauty is all around us" - interview with Paulette Tavormina

Paulette Tavormina is an American fine art photographer, known for her body of work in the genre of still life photography. She began her journey in photography after attending black and white photography and darkroom technique classes while living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the early 1990s. Fascinated by the magical appearance of an image on a piece of paper bathed in chemicals, Paulette began to experiment with a wide range of photography styles. After studying studio lighting, she began photographing historic Indian pottery and Navajo jewelry. Her interest in lighting and composition later led her to work as a photo stylist for cookbooks and a prop and food specialist for Hollywood motion pictures, such as The Perfect Storm, Nixon and Astronaut’s Wife.

“To have “style”, for me, means to stop surprising people” – an interview with Pravdoliub Ivanov
Article date: Friday, June 5, 2015

“To have “style”, for me, means to stop surprising people” – an interview with Pravdoliub Ivanov

Pravdoliub Ivanov is a Bulgarian artist who confronts the creative process and enjoys not only the resulting material, but also the relations which arise with its creation and its perception by the public. The clashing of views, innovative approaches, the breaking of stereotypes - this is what constitutes the essence of the artist’s work. When confronted with the installations of Pravdoliub the world turns upside down, and the usual conventional balance is distorted.

"Sometimes they love it, sometimes they hate it" - Interview with Bjorn Geldhof, the PinchukArtCentre
Article date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"Sometimes they love it, sometimes they hate it" - Interview with Bjorn Geldhof, the PinchukArtCentre

The PinchukArtCentre located in Kiev, Ukraine plays a defining role in the Ukrainian art scene at the present moment. Active since 2006, and with a total area of exhibition space measuring around 3000 sq. meters, the art center offers a wide range of activities, including exhibitions, educational programs, research projects, and public discussions. On a national level the institution set up the PinchukArtCentre Prize for young Ukrainian artists (up to 35 years old). Currently receiving over a thousand visitors a day, the PinchukArtCentre focuses on local talents, whilst also showing works by internationally acclaimed contemporary artists like Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami. New production, presentation, and collection, all highlighting national identity – this is the art center’s mission. Here is what Bjorn Geldhof tells Artdependence Magazine about the art situation in Ukraine and the PinchukArtCentre’s role in the development of Ukrainian contemporary art.

An emotional rollercoaster through modern art
Article date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An emotional rollercoaster through modern art

The Pompidou Centre’s “New presentation of the modern collection 1905 - 1965”, which is due to open on May 27, represents a detailed coverage of all the main movements within modern art, highlighting big names from the museum’s collection. Surprisingly enough, Bernard Blistene, director of Pompidou Centre and the curator of this exhibition, acknowledges that the work for this ambitious and at the same time educational project, which “reveals the succession of figures, works and movements that structured modern art”, took only 2 months (although during this time the museum’s whole team worked from dusk till dawn). The main idea, though, came to him about half a year ago.

I think we confuse photography and art by trying to harmonize all its possible contexts – interview with Darren Harvey-Regan
Article date: Friday, May 15, 2015

I think we confuse photography and art by trying to harmonize all its possible contexts – interview with Darren Harvey-Regan

The photography of British artist Darren Harvey-Regan (b.1974) embraces the convergence of genres: abstract, landscape and still life. Darren’s photographs are not saturated with objects. He defines his focus towards particular sculptural forms and geometrical shapes, often looking towards nature’s own lines and curves – in order to create pure abstract worlds with mixed dimensions and clean contours.

"Art is a quest for truth" - an interview with curator Susanne Pfeffer of the Venice Biennale project for the Swiss Pavilion
Article date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

"Art is a quest for truth" - an interview with curator Susanne Pfeffer of the Venice Biennale project for the Swiss Pavilion

This year the Swiss pavilion will show the work of Pamela Rosenkranz at the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale. The interpretation of artistic vision, alongside the creation of a link between the audience and the artist is the task of a curator. Susanne Pfeffer talks to AD about the curator’s role, the relationship between the artist and the viewer, her preferences in contemporary art and her project for the Venice Biennale.

Interview with Marek Bartelik, President of AICA International
Article date: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Interview with Marek Bartelik, President of AICA International

Marek Bartelik, President of AICA International, about art criticism today: "In the era of growing presence of social media, art criticism is often either reduced to a type of entertainment or it takes the form of heavy-duty academic writing. I would like to see more “grassroots” criticism, with a global outreach, written in language accessible to as many readers as possible, and, of course, with a greater diversity of voices than we have today."

There is a lot going on in all my paintings - Clive Head interview
Article date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

There is a lot going on in all my paintings - Clive Head interview

Clive Head, one of the leading British painters of his generation, is recognized for his urban realist paintings, which depict the common urban environment, like entrances to the London Underground or the scene of a simple café, as well as cityscapes from some the most well known destinations in the world like New York, Moscow, Prague, Rome, Paris, and, of course, his favorite city London.

How do you see the future of photography? - anticipating Photo London
Article date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

How do you see the future of photography? - anticipating Photo London

Following our interview with Michael Benson, director of Photo London, the first edition of which will take place May 21-24 at Somerset House, we asked several galleries to share with us their views on the future of photography, both as an art and as a contemporary medium of self-expression, whose popularity and accessibility has only become more prevalent.

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