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TransCultural Express


A collaborative artistic partnership between Mikhail Prokhorov Fund and BAM that focuses on cultural exchange between the US and Russia.


BAM partners with the Mikhail Prokhorov Fund for a series of multidisciplinary events promoting cultural exchange between American and Russian artists and audiences. TransCultural Express launches its inaugural season in Brooklyn with a special bilingual edition of Eat, Drink & Be Literary, featuring Russian authors Masha Gessen and Keith Gessen; a BAMcinématek-curated series of contemporary and repertory Russian cinema; and the creation of a large-scale installation work by Irina Korina, in conjunction with BAMart. This is the Mikhail Prokhorov Fund’s inaugural alliance with a US cultural institution. 

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TransCultural Express: Russian and American Arts Today is proudly co-presented in partnership with the Mikhail Prokhorov Fund

Events in Siberia
lllstyle & Peace Productions
lllstyle & Peace Productions
Read about the hugely successful tour of hip-hop troupe Illstyle & Peace Productions in Siberia as part of DanceMotion USA(sm).

Andrei Tarkovsky’s metaphysical exploration of spiritual isolation and Russian identity.

Jul 4—Jul 5, 2013
Film Series
Russian Cinema Now

A unique series of contemporary Russian films, featuring Alexander Sokurov’s Faust.

Jun 7—Jun 13, 2013
Galas & Events
Irina Korina Opening Reception

Join us for the unveiling of Irina Korina’s Chapel, a new work.

Wed, Jun 5, 2013
Keith Gessen and Masha Gessen

The Russian-born siblings discuss their work with Philip Lopate.

Jun 5—Jun 6, 2013
John Forté and Friends

This Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is acclaimed for his eclectic, innovative sound.

Fri, Jun 7, 2013
Film Series
Of Freaks and Men: The Films of Aleksei Balabanov

The outré, darkly comic films of this radical Russian director are ripe for discovery.

Dec 3—Dec 10, 2013
Ian Frazier at the Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair

New Yorker staff writer Ian Frazier heads to Siberia for the Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair.

Oct 31—Nov 4, 2013
Visual Art
Rachel Owens at the 10th Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennial

Brooklyn artist Rachel Owens participates in the Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennial.

Sep 1—Nov 30, 2013