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ART SPACE EVENT

ART SPACE EVENT
Dates: May 24 — May 26, 2013
Venue: ARTPLAY Design center

Seventeen of Russia’s leading galleries from Moscow and Saint Petersburg, in partnership with Design Centre ARTPLAY, present a form of communication entirely new for Russia: a weekend of contemporary art galleries entitled „Art Space Event”.

Art Space Event is a collective project which has been created through the efforts of some of the most influential representatives of Russia’s gallery scene. It aims to gather together in one space the best examples of contemporary Russian and international visual arts, with artists such as Yuri Albert, Igor Shelkovsky, Vladislav Mamishev-Monroe, Vitaly Pushnitsky, Natalia Zintsova, Aslan Gaysumov, Nikita Alekseev, Leonid Tishkov, Anna Titova, Olga Chernysheva, Grigori Maiofis, Vita Buivid, Sergei Shutov and also Nadine Blandiche, Jaan Toomik, Marcello Iori, Rena Effendi and others.

As a new format for presenting contemporary art, Art Space Event has been created with an open structure, which rejects formal divisions for both organisers and participants. These methods help to create advantageous conditions for the formation of a new, professional environment for galleries. This concept has been formed as a result of the complex conditions under which the Russian national art-scene functions: it offers a new approach to organising events, where the conceptual organisation of the exhibition space is deliberately not divided up into stands, thus allowing for greater transparency of information and commercial politics, from all of the participating galleries.

The participants of Art Space Event want to give a new impulse to the development of the national art market, basing it on principles of cooperation and openness.

Vasily Shchetinin, architectural director of ‘Archstoyanie’ festival (2006–2010), has developed an architectural solution for the formation of this space which is to represent a ‘step forwards’ for the gallery-participants.

The opening of Art Space Event will include musical performances, including a DJ set from the St. Petersburg artist Vlad Kulkov.

Within the framework of the Art Space Event Kirill Svetliakov, head of the newest trends section of the Tretiakov State Gallery will deliver a lecture on means and strategies of collecting contemporary art.

PARTICIPANTS

Grinberg Gallery / Moscow

Gallery 21/ Moscow

Komnata Gallery / Moscow

Kultproekt / Moscow

Gallery 11.12 / Moscow

Triumph Gallery / Moscow

Gallery 21/ Moscow

Komnata Gallery / Moscow

Kultproekt / Moscow

Gallery 11.12 / Moscow

Triumph Gallery / Moscow

Art Centre Gridchinhall / Moscow

Galerie Iragui / Moscow

Gallery RuArts / Moscow

Vostochnaya Gallery / Moscow

Gallery pop/off/art / Moscow, Berlin

ART SPACE EVENT is the opportunity to see the best of Russian contemporary art — in one place

ART SPACE EVENT is the acquisition of art — in a convenient, friendly and professional atmosphere

ART SPACE EVENT is the opportunity to receive on the spot recommendations from experienced art professionals

ART SPACE EVENT is the opportunity to understand and compare prices of contemporary art works