The sixteenth international fair of the modern art will take place in Moscow
“Art Moscow” the sixteenth international contemporary art fair which will work until September 23, have opened on September 19 in the Central House of Artists in Moscow, reports the edition Lenta.ru.
This year 35 galleries from around the world take part in an exhibition, including Serbia, Portugal, Italy and several others. The modern art of Abkhazia will be presented for the first time at fair: there will be exposed works of artists Adgur Dzidzarya, Konstantin Inal-Ipa and Alexey Shervashidze-Chachba.
The Russian participants will be presented by such galleries, as “Triumph Gallery”, LES, “Fine Art Gallery”, AL Gallery of St. Petersburg, Dias of Irkutsk and by several others.
The director of CHA Vasiliy Bychkov noted that the exhibition plans to go on charter's breach, having invited to participation the young galleries, which have worked in the market less than one year. Such galleries will be given opportunity to expose work of the artists on favorable terms.
The main difference of the sixteenth exhibition in free space. The shape of fair was changed at the expense of elimination of superfluous walls and increasing of total area of halls. Absence in council of experts of the old Moscow gallery owners, such as Elena Selina, Marat Guelman and Aidan Salakhova became one more difference. In addition, some galleries refused participation in fair to go on the fair, which has coincided with contemporary art fair in Vienna.
Except exhibition in the program of “Art Moscow” are planned panels open to discussion and the round tables devoted to problems of the contemporary art. Among speakers who will participate in discussion of problems of the modern art market, the head of the Moscow Department of culture Sergey Kapkov, publisher Irina Prohorova, the head of the Russian Christie's office Guy Vesey, Marat Guelman and other experts.
The fair “Art Moscow” is one of the largest fairs of the modern art in its way in Russia. Last year 40 galleries took part in fair and total amount of proceeds from sale of works made up 4.5 million euros.
This year at the same time with the fair “Art Moscow” is under way Moscow Art Week. It is the fortnightly program devoted to exhibitions, discussions, lectures and the seminars concerning the modern art, which will take place in Moscow one time within each two years. The largest exhibitions of Moscow take part in an event such as central exhibition hall “Manege”, the Polytechnical museum, and also private showrooms, for example, “Garage”, Artplay and “Winzavod”.