Moscow’s Gostiny Dvor
6 – 9 September 2018
Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair Announces 2018 Programme’s Highlights
The Fair will take place at Moscow’s Gostiny Dvor on September 6–9, 2018 featuring more than 70 Russian and international galleries and new special projects
The 6th Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair announces details of its main programming, including a number of participating Russian and international galleries and special projects. The fair will take place at Moscow’s Gostiny Dvor on September 6–9, 2018 supported by Main Partner Qatar Airways, Strategic Partner Credit Suisse, Official Partner Beluga and Official Hotel St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya.
Cosmoscow 2018 will feature more than 70 Russian and international galleries, demonstrating a 30% growth as compared with the previous year. The extensive on-site programming that include Focus, Galleries, Past Present, and Projects sections will be enhanced with three new curated sections including Editions, Design, and Frame.
Editions section features galleries, which deal with prints and multiples. Design section, curated by Kristina Krasnyanskaya of Heritage Gallery, showcases galleries dealing with contemporary design. Frame section, curated by the Fair’s Expert Committee members Elena Selina of XL Gallery, and Olga Temnikova of Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, represents nomadic galleries with no permanent space or the ones that work as a showroom.
Galleries section, also curated by the Fair’s Expert Committee members Elena Selina and Olga Temnikova, represents both well established and new Russian and international galleries with their own exhibition space and proactively promoting their artists.
For the second year running, Focus section will feature contemporary art galleries from one specific country, this year it introduces galleries and artists from Belgium. Past Present section, curated by Elena Selina, will once again include works of recognized contemporary Russian art masters, whose names were relevant in the past and have not lost their artistic value in the present. As part of the Projects section, curated by Elena Selina, Cosmoscow participants will get a chance to display one or several large-scale art objects and installations at the main venue of the fair at Gostiny Dvor.
Moscow Art Scene in September
This September, Moscow will mark itself as one of the hottest destinations for contemporary art lovers. Following on from its success at Tate Modern, London, the State Tretyakov Gallery will show the retrospective of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov “Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future” (from 7 September), V-A-C Foundation will host a multidisciplinary project from the collections of V-A-C, MMOMA and KADIST General Rehearsal (till 15 September), and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will stage an exhibition of Visual arts of Edo period (from 4 September). Smart Art Foundation and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art will present a new site-specific project by Sveta Shuvaeva, Cosmoscow 2016 Artist of the Year (from 5 September). Using paper as a principal media, the artist will create a closed environment with all the elements (walls, floors, furniture and other objects) made of paper. Sveta will welcome viewers to become part of a paper mock-up and feel like heroes of an animated movie.
Cosmoscow 2018 will take place from 6 to 9 September 2018 at Gostiny Dvor. 6 September is a dedicated to press, art professionals, and collectors. Public viewing is from 7 to 9 September.
OPENING HOURS :
Thursday, September 6, 8 pm – 11 pm – Cosmoscow Vernissage (limited amount of tickets)
Friday, September 7, 11 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, September 8, 11 pm – 8 pm
Sunday, September 9, 11 pm – 8 pm
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* For visitors under 16 and 65+ the entrance is free of charge.Children under 16 should be accompanied by adults.
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Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair was launched by Russian collectorand philanthropist Margarita Pushkina in 2010 and aims to bring together both Russian and international collectors, galleries andartists. Cosmoscow is Russia’s only international art fair taking place every September with its own spot in an international artcalendar. The 5th anniversary edition of the fair took place at the Gostiny Dvor on September 8-10, 2017 representing a record number of54 Russian and International galleries and welcoming 19,200 guests. Over 2,000 people visited Cosmoscow Collectors’ Preview.