Ural Patrol T

An all-terrain sidecar motorcycle for extended journeys or off-road adventures

One of the premier producers of sidecar motorcycles, Ural‘s designs, created to handle any type of terrain, date back to World War II. Established in 1939, the Russian brand’s origins are muddled with stories of smuggling BMWs from Germany through Switzerland for reverse engineering. But the slightly tamer tale—Stalin bought the blueprint directly from Hitler or the BMW factory thanks to a friendly wartime pact—might …

Anton Ginzburg: No Echo, No Shadow

"No Echo, No Shadow," Anton Ginzburg's first solo show at Moscow's Galerie Iragui, straddles the boundaries of cultural and political epochs with its collection of objets d'art. The works—a mask, bronzes, works on paper, neon text—make implicit reference to the transition from early 20th century European art to the minimalism of the '60s and '70s. Everything in the exhibition either hangs in a tenuous balance, …

Lissitzky+ Project

The Van Abbesmuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands is set to open a three-year exhibit on the Soviet visionary El Lissitzky, dubbed the Lissitzky+ Project. The first of three one-year installments opens 19 September, 2009, giving up an entire floor to a man whose career was marked by contradictions. Interestingly, he alternately worked to preserve Jewish heritage in the former Russian empire and as a polemicist designing …