The 5th - anniversary edition of Cosmoscow, Russia’s only international contemporary art fair, will take place in the historic market building, Gostiny Dvor, on 8-10 September 2017 supported by strategic partner Credit Suisse, jewelery partner Messika, automotive partner Bentley and official partner Beluga Transatlantic.
Cosmoscow welcomes a record number of galleries and artists introducing 54 galleries from European countries including Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America that will exhibit works by more than 150 artists.
The 2017 edition will launch a number of new initiatives to tie into the fair’s long-term development goals. Innovations to the Fair include new sections such as Collaborations,Focus and Past Present and a special Cosmoscow Stand Prize will be awarded offering free participation in Cosmoscow 2018. The winner will be selected by the jury, consisting of representatives of both Russian and international art institutions, including Irina Gorlova (State Tretyakov Gallery), Alisa Prudnikova (National Center for contemporary Art), Ekaterina Kibovskaya (Moscow International Biennale for Young Art), Alexey Novoselov (Moscow Museum of Modern Art). The jury will base their choice primarily on the strength of their curatorial approach.
Credit Suisse is Cosmoscow's Strategic Partner for the third consecutive year. Through this partnership Credit Suisse contributes to the development of a contemporary art market and helps advance the fair’s cause of making emerging Russian artists more visible locally and internationally.