«Iskusstvo» — The Art Magazine

The magazine «Iskusstvo» is the oldest publication in Russia about art and culture. It was launched in 1933, and during the Soviet times it served as an official body of the Artists' Union of the USSR. From the very beginning of its creation, this has been a high-quality publication, deeply concerned with professionalism, expertise and extent of interpretation. Since the 1990s «Iskusstvo» has become independent.

Today it is a nonprofit research project. Every issue is dedicated to one aspect of contemporary culture, which is very prominent at the moment, but has no yet become a subject of serious academic works. Perhaps it is due to the fact that the most urgent problems are discussed. And we try to assemble as much as possible information, and the most recent impressions of participants and experts in the chosen question. There are often not a lot of them. Sometimes they live not in Russia. However we do our best so that the reader, who has successfully managed reading the issue, would be confident in his knowledge on this topic: could write a term paper, organize a conference of a seminar in museum, be aware of the specialists of the field he or she can talk to, of the books that he can read further on. Or simply now they would know where to look at on a popular exhibition.

In recent years, we have released a number of issues telling the Russian reader about the best foreign art, and these publications were published with the support of and in cooperation with foreign embassies and cultural centres — Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Northern Europe and India.

Furthermore, we are keen to make the magazine a piece of art in its own right. That’s why we care so much about the quality of paper and illustrations, and that the photographs in the issue carry additional meaning in them, and not simply illustrate the text. But the most important — is to inspire the readers to create their own new projects based on all these issues — artistic, exhibition, commercial, academic, made for very different people. So that the ideas that we find out about, that excite us and that we are happy to share, would grow further, improve and evolve.

Editorial Board — pr@iskusstvo-info.ru

Publisher — Alya Tesis
Editor-in-chief — Alina Streltsova
Layout — Daria Yarzhambek
Design — Olga Selivanova, Sergej Shmakov
Style Editor — Petr Favorov
Managing Editor — Tatiana Kurasova
Editorial Assistant — Zhanna Staritsina
Corrector — Nadezda Bolotina