Russian Art & Culture Group
Jacobs University, Bremen Germany | 2018 – 2021
Kroll Family Trust has collaborated with the Russian Art & Culture Group at Jacobs University, Bremen for a three years program. The main focus will be a double workshop on art criticism in 2018 and 2019 and on Russian and Soviet film in 2020, alongside three workshop publications. The Russian Art and Culture Group, serves as a platform for discussing various aspects of Russian and Soviet visual art, music and literature. Headed by Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche, it unites scholars and young researchers from Eastern and Western Europe.
SHERA Venice Conference
University Ca’ Foscari Venice | October 25th 2017
Translations and Dialogues: The Reception of Russian Art Abroad 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), co-organized by CSAR, SHERA and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) and sponsored by Kroll Family Trust.
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.
Russian Art on the Rise
Freie Universität Berlin | September 21st 2017
With the support of the Kroll Family Trust the fifth graduate workshop of the Russian Art and Culture Group will focus on the theorization and contextualization of Russian art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries by its contemporaries, positioning it in the cultural discourses of the period that ranged from national appreciation to scientific approaches.
Afterall: Creating Opportunities for Graduates
Tel-Aviv Museum of Art | February 2016
Kroll Family Trust has collaborated with Afterall Institute for a Funding Campaign of £20,000 to create five new and inclusive opportunities for underrepresented young graduates. There is often a lack of support for young art graduates today, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. KFT has donated “The Full Set” to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art library in the memory of Meir Arison. A full library of Afterall publications, including out-of-print Critical Readers, a complete set of Afterall journals with a rare copy of the pilot issue 0, all available books from the Exhibition Histories.