Cosmoscow 2018: Comebacks and Newcomers
Cosmoscow will witness numerous comebacks of previous year's international participants, including Temnikova & Kasela Gallery (Tallinn), LOCUS (Oslo), and Raster Gallery (Warszawa). Raster Gallery will continue its busy season of international touring that included Tbilisi Art Fair (May 17-20) and LISTE Art Fair Basel (June 11-17) among the latest destinations. On top of that, Raster will share its Cosmoscow stand with a newcomer from Warszawa, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, mostly representing artists of the same generation, born in the mid-1980s. The gallery will come to Moscow after visiting 10th Berlin Biennale (June 6-9). LOCUS, an artist run independent gallery space, will feature works by Sara Rönnbäck, Kiyoshi (Kiki) Yamamoto, Katarina Skår Lisa, Thale Fastvold, and Tanja Thorjussen. For the first time Assemly, a gallery from Poland, will participate at Cosmoscow showing works by Benjamin Rubloff (USA) and Mateusz Piestrak (Poland).
The Focus section will welcome Belgian galleries from the previous year – NK Gallery (Antwerp), Samuel Maenhoudt Gallery (Knokke), and Tatjana Pieters (Ghent) – and also the Artelli Gallery (Antwerp) for the first time. Established in 2015, it is one of the city's youngest galleries, exhibiting both well-known names and upcoming artists. At Cosmoscow the gallery will showcase works by such artists as Albert Pepermans, and Philippe Elardy. Antwerp-based NK Gallery will bring works by Hans Vanderkechove for the first time.
While the full list of participants will be announced later this summer, there is a number of Russian galleries that will be exhibited at Cosmoscow, among them are: 11.12 Gallery (Moscow), Fragment Gallery (Moscow, winner of the Best Stand Prize of Cosmoscow 2017), HLAM Gallery (Voronezh), Lazy Mike (Moscow), Lumiere Brothers Gallery (Moscow), Marina Gisich Gallery (St. Petersburg), Osnova Gallery (Moscow), Pop/off/art Gallery (Moscow), Shaltai Editions (Moscow), and Triangle Gallery (Moscow).