Cosmoscow 2018: Programme Highlights

  • Image courtesy of  Artist and pop/off/art Gallery

    Image courtesy of  Artist and pop/off/art Gallery

NEW PROJECTS at cosmoscow

Stand of pop/off/art, one of the leading members of the Moscow art scene, will feature brand new projects by Vladimir Potapov and Alexander Plusnin. In his new painting series, Potapov works with a mixture of motifs of habitual reality and bright, iridescent material surfaces. The strict monochrome aesthetics of Alexander Plusnin constitutes a contrast to the works of Potapov. Both artists can be named among the leaders of the local art scene of their generation.

Brand new works by Russian artists Gregori Maiofis and Dimitri Tsykalov will be showcased at the stand of the St. Petersburg-based Marina Gisich Gallery. The gallery will bring to Moscow large-scale works from the latest series of Maiofis based on Hollywood production photos made with the participation of professional actors. One of the main topics of the series is virtual reality. Dimitri Tsykalov will be represented with world maps made of wooden ammunition boxes.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

A number of special projects commissioned for the fair will be created by Cosmoscow Artist of the Year 2018 Taus Makhacheva (in 2018 she will participate in four international biennales including Liverpool Biennial and Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art); art project presented by the Smena Center of Contemporary Culture (Kazan, est. 2013), Cosmoscow 2018 Non-Profit Institution of the Year; and a site-specific project Black Diptych (Black Forest and Black Sky) by emerging Russian artist Alexey Martins, who was the winner of the 2017 Ruinart Art Patronat grant. Cosmoscow 2018 will also feature the first public presentation of a new collection of media art formed by the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Cosmoscow 2018 Museum Partner, as a part of Pushkin Museum XXI programme.

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.

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.

ABOUT COSMOSCOW

Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair was launched by Russian collector and philanthropist Margarita Pushkina in 2010 and aims to bring together both Russian and international collectors, galleries and artists. Cosmoscow is Russia’s only international art fair taking place every September with its own spot in an international art calendar. The 5th anniversary edition of the fair took place at the Gostiny Dvor on September 8-10, 2017 representing a record number of 54 Russian and International galleries and welcoming 19,200 guests. Over 2,000 people visited Cosmoscow Collectors’ Preview.

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.

  • Image courtesy of Artist and Shaltai Editions

    Image courtesy of Artist and Shaltai Editions