Cosmoscow 2017 | Programming

COSMOSCOW NON-COMMERCIAL PROGRAMME

For its Non-commercial Programme Cosmoscow brings together various exhibition, educational and charitable initiatives. Every year the programme is linked by a common theme, this year’s topic “Where is the Revolution?” is inspired by the anniversary of the revolutionary events of 1917.

The 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution is a perfect occasion to reflect on the significance and meaning of the revolution in contemporary culture. We welcome our guests to look at the works of art on display in a certain perspective, in terms of their revolutionary essence and transforming power. Captured by an impulse, persistently directed to the future, we want to carry our guests with a search for utopian spaces and worlds, which are opposite to any history”, says Alexei Maslyaev, Cosmoscow Non-Commercial programme curator.

For its 5th edition Cosmoscow has traditionally selected the artist of the year, who will present a specially commissioned large-scale installation for the new fair’s edition. In 2017 Cosmoscow has chosen Ivan Gorshkov, Voronezh-born artist, one of the most prominent representatives of the ‘Voronezh wave’ movement, and a co-founder of the Voronezh Center of Contemporary Art (a non-commercial, artist-led institution).

Non-commercial Programme will be also featured with a specially commissioned project made by Typography (Krasnodar Centre for Contemporary Art) – the only Krasnodar institution that consistently support and promote contemporary art in the region. Founded as part of the Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art, Typography was an independent initiative of the ZIP art-group, incorporating numerous activities from artistic and educational courses to residency for artists.

TYPOGRAPHY (KRASNODAR CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART) - INSTITUTION OF THE YEAR 2017

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    Image courtesy Cosmoscow

Non-commercial Programme will be also featured with a specially commissioned project made by Typography (Krasnodar Centre for Contemporary Art) – the only Krasnodar institution that consistently support and promote contemporary art in the region. Founded as part of the Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art, Typography was an independent initiative of the ZIP art-group, incorporating numerous activities from artistic and educational courses to residency for artists. Non-commercial Programme will be also featured with a specially commissioned project made by Typography (Krasnodar Centre for Contemporary Art) – the only Krasnodar institution that consistently support and promote contemporary art in the region. Founded as part of the Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art, Typography was an independent initiative of the ZIP art-group, incorporating numerous activities from artistic and educational courses to residency for artists.

Typography (Krasnodar Centre for Contemporary Art) is the only Krasnodar institution that consistently support and promote contemporary art in the region. Typography presents the “We came out of the shadow, we revolve in the shadow” installation created by the ZIP art group together with local artists (Ludmila Baronina, Ivan Dubyaga, Denis Uranov, etc.).


COSMOSCOW KIDS PROGRAMME TOPIC WILL BE DEDICATED TO ENVIRONMENT

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Cosmoscow Kids programme is designed and carried out by the School of Modern Art (SOMA). This year the Cosmoscow Kids programme is dedicated to the environment. In a playful and engaging manner children are encouraged to consider the humankind's impact on the immediate environment and the planet as a whole. The highlight of the 3-day programme shall be a collaborative art project entitled “The world in the palm of your hand”, inspired by the work of René Magritte.


September 8
Topic of the day: "Ecosystem"
The main task of the day is to create unique ecosystems using modern art techniques, recycled materials and unorthodox textures. The works of Ivan Gorshkov will serve as a source of inspiration.
12 pm - 3 pm Creating elements of the microecosystem.
2 pm - 5 pm Creating a microecosystem.
5 pm - 8 pm Creating a colored background for the mega-circle No. 2 in the 3D-collage technique.
4 pm - 8 pm Creation a mega-circle No. 1 in collage technique.


September 9
Theme of the day: "Sustainability"
The main task for this day is to ensure that we use our resources sustainably; the children will be encouraged to think creatively in order to invent various ways of using existing materials and products instead of creating new ones.
12 pm - 2 pm Preparing for the creation of a three-dimensional mega-circle No. 2.
1 pm - 4 pm Creating a 3D model of a new generation kindergarten.
2 pm - 4 pm Creating a microecosystem.
3 pm - 7 pm Creating a mega-circle No. 2 in the technique of a three-dimensional collage.
4 pm - 8 pm Creating circles in different techniques.


September 10
Theme of the day: "Cyclicity"
Topic of the day: Circular economy
On this day, the children shall explore the principle of circular economy in the context of natural disasters. They will be encouraged to invent various artful designs of portable floating housing out of recycled materials which might save lives of the victims of floods and tropical monsoons.
12 pm - 8 pm Creating land-art.
2 pm - 6 pm Creating a mega-circle No. 3.
3 pm - 8 pm Creating new generation temporary housing.
4 pm - 8 pm Creating the final installation “The world in the palm of your hand”.

Cosmoscow Kids programme working hours:
8-10 September from 12 pm to 20 pm.
Location: Gostiny Dvor, 4, Ilyinka St. (4th entrance).
Box offices opening hours: from 12 pm to 7:30 pm.
Admission free of charge for children under 16.


Parallel Programming

In early September 2017 Moscow’s cultural scene will be intensified with a number of exhibitions taking place in major city’s museums, foundations and institutions. To coincide with Cosmoscow the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) prepared an extensive exhibition programme including project ‘Unbowed’ and first Russian retrospective of Giosetta Fioroni.

For years Cosmoscow remains the only international contemporary art fair in Russia. It is a great honor for MMOMA to be a long-term partner of such a large-scale project featuring leading Russian and international galleries. There is no doubt that Cosmoscow work has a positive effect on Russian cultural scene: it fosters an appreciation for museum-level art among the audience and contributes to the development of the art market. It is worth pointing out the fair's commitment to introducing new names of both Russian and international artists, and at the same time to acquainting the public with well-known authors. In this respect, Cosmoscow mission mostly corresponds to the mission of our museum: we strive to maintain a solid rhythm of the artistic life in the region by carrying out different projects around the world”, says Vassily Tsereteli, executive director at MMOMA.

The ‘Unbowed’ project will follow the logic of ММОМА exhibition policy, introducing work of St. Petersburg based artists to a broader audience. This summer MMOMA (Gogolevsky 10 venue) will display works by Irina Drozd, Ivan Plusch, Ilya Gaponov, Tanya Akhmetgalieva and other artists, most of them graduates of the famous Mukhina Art School (monumental painting department).

This autumn MMOMA will also host a first Russian retrospective of Italian artist Giosetta Fioroni, a bright representative of pop art and the muse of the Valentino 2015 winter collection. This exhibition is an extensive survey of Fioroni oeuvre at full breath, including her works that were part of the 1964 Venice Biennale, the one that went down in history as ‘pop biennale’.