Martyrs & Matryoshkas went with a bang! Karina Akopyan’s first solo exhibition in London – on show until 18th December at The Truman Brewery – had onlookers in awe through the (increasingly steamed-up) glass frontage. Featuring painting, photography, sculpture, installations and a selection of costume pieces, the series is a bold questioning of tradition, religion, ritual, iconography, sexuality and fetishism – in all their jarring coexistence yet inevitable convergence.
“Fetish Art and Russian Culture Collide.”
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And now, on to the Russia’s national pastime: CHESS (not so much ‘fetish’, but definitely a bit sexy…these sets will get you excited). Our friends at Purling London have just unveiled three unique, hand-painted Art Chess sets by Sophie Matisse, available exclusively through


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