Cosmoscow 2018: Curated Stands

Cosmoscow 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

  • Image courtesy of Artist and Marina Gisich Gallery

    Image courtesy of Artist and Marina Gisich Gallery

Some of Cosmoscow participants will turn their stands into integral conceptual art projects. The Shaltai Editions, a gallery and an experimental platform specializing in prints and multiples is planning to introduce the NATI (New Archive of Limited Edition Art) project made as a folder in edition of 30 copies. According to the general idea behind the project, each artist is given an envelope to keep the commissioned works. Quantity and typology of the work can vary, as long as they fit in the envelope and are printed in editions. The open NATI folder designed by Kirill Glushenko can be arranged to become a stand for the works in it. The project was made in collaboration with Andrey Monastyrsky, Igor Makarevich, Elena Elagina, Viktor Alimpiev, Irina Korina, and Ivan Gorshkov, the latter was named Cosmoscow Artist of the Year in 2017.

In 2017 the Lumiere Brothers Gallery presented the 100 Years of Photography, a specially curated project, spanning the history of Soviet photography in 1920–1990. This year the gallery will showcase works by Elliott Erwitt, Arnold Newman, Sylvie Blum, Howard Schatz, Douglas Kirkland, Ruth Orkin, Harold Feinstein, and other photographers united by a common topic stated as American Classic Photography of American Classic Photography of  the 20th and 21st centuries. The stand will feature more than 25 unique prints collected by the gallery over 17 years of working directly with the heirs or estates representing those names all over the world.