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10 Sep 2010

ART MOSCOW - 14th International Art Fair

ART MOSCOW - 14th International Art Fair
22 – 26 September 2010


Preview: 21st September 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Press conference: 22nd September 2 p.m.
Official opening: 22nd September 4 p.m.
Conference on MEDIALISATION: 23rd – 24th September
Young Collectors Talk: 25th September

Victoria Kondrashova - Director
+7 495 657 9922
+7 499 238 4516

Central House of Artists, Krymsky Val 10
119049 Moscow
Russian Federation

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ART MOSCOW - 14th International Art Fair 22 – 26 September 2010

At the end of September the Russian and international art world will gather in Moscow for the annual Art Moscow fair which distinguishes itself not only as the leading event on the Russian art scene but also as a powerful promoter of Russian contemporary art. In fourteen years it has become the most important and effective art fair in Russia - today Art Moscow is an essential part of Russia's art world.


Art Moscow 2010 offers an elaborate programme of special projects including exhibitions, lectures and music. This non-commercial part of Art Moscow will be developed around the theme of MEDIALISATION. Combining the words globalisation and media, the term medialisation relates to new ways of expression by means of new media and its impact on life.

MEDIALISATION, curated by Art Moscow Artistic Director Christina Steinbrecher, will host three exhibitions in partnership with the Essen Folkwang Museum, a virtual art gallery, a conference on MEDIALISATION, a Young Collectors Talk and the newest media art projects from Russian and foreign artists.

Museum Folkwang Essen presents four exhibitions at ART MOSCOW

'The most beautiful museum in the world' was how Paul J. Sachs, American art historian and co-founder of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, described the Museum Folkwang during a visit to Essen in 1932. The exhibition 'The Most Beautiful Museum in the World' aims to reconstruct, for the first time, the Museum Folkwang's original collection in a multi media environment browsing through the treasures of the museum.

The exhibition 'A Star Is Born: Photography and Rock since Elvis' will include around 300 exhibits, photographs, album covers, magazines and autographed pictures from six decades with pictures by Ron Galella, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, Richard Avedon, Daniel Kramer, Mick Rock, Jerry Schatzberg amongst others. All of them made a significant contribution to turning rock stars into legends and creating their mythology.

'Hacking the City' is an experimental exhibition project of the Museum Folkwang Essen for the public space in the city. Artists, communication guerrillas, web designers, street artists and musicians are invited to respond to the changing structures of public, mobility and communication in the city.

Virtual Gallery - Project

The Virtual Gallery, another part of the MEDIALIZATION programme is integrated into the main area of the fair. For the first time at the Art Moscow Fair, galleries can be represented in a specially designed stand, which will have unlimited opportunities to show their artists in a new media format. The general idea is to offer an interactive platform where the audience can freely browse between galleries, read more about the artists and also see artworks not physically shown at the Fair. Through the virtual gallery more art is being made available to collectors and art enthusiasts.

Conference on MEDIALISATION - 23 and 24 September

Under the umbrella of Art Moscow leading Russian and international art professionals are discussing the impact of media and new media technologies on art itself and the promotion of art and artists today. The major themes of this two day conference are: 'globalisation and media', 'social networks and self representation of artists and institutions on the web', 'the image in media', 'politics and media politics', 'collecting - the institutionalization - of media art' and 'hybrid art'.

ART MOSCOW is proud to have the following special guests participating: Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam), James Elkins (The Art Institute of Chicago, USA), Oksana Bulgakova (Stanford University,USA), Almira Usmanova (European Humanies University, Vilnius, Lithuania ), Nina Sosna (Philosophical Journal of Sciences, Moscow, Moscow, Russia) and Elena Petrovskaya, Valeriy Podoroga and Oleg Aronson (Institute of Philosophy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)

Young Collectors Talk - 25 September 2010

A new generation of Russian collectors is very active on the domestic and worldwide art markets. These 'young' collectors have acquired a certain knowledge and taste in art but due to various reasons do not fully master the art of collecting or have limited time to monitor trends on the art market.

The Young Collectors Talk aims to provide more information and insight to young collectors directly from art professionals, gallery owners and fellow collectors in order to develop new skills and fine tune their collecting strategies.

The Talk will be an open discussion between the panelists and the young collectors resulting in a dynamic dialogue mixing concrete questions and practical experiences on various levels.

The Young Collectors Talk will be chaired by Rachael Barrett (Three Sixty Bespoke, London) and the panel will consist of: Valerie Blair (Gagosian Gallery, London), Maria Bukhtoyarova (Collector, Moscow), Tara Cranswick (Founder, V22 Collection, London), Matthew Stephenson (Managing Director, Christie's Russia, Senior Specialist London / Moscow) and Graham Steele (Associate Director, White Cube, London).


Especially for foreign press and international guests ART MOSCOW will organize a special guided tour of the main contemporary art attractions during the opening days of Art Moscow. Not only will you be guided through the Fair and the MEDIALIZATION project but you will also visit the main galleries in Moscow, enjoy private views, the Kandinsky Prize exhibition and much more.

Participating Galleries:

Acaccia Gallery (Havana, Cuba), AL Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), Art + Art (Moscow, Russia), Barbarian Art Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland), Forsblom Gallery (Helsinki, Finland), FotoLoft (Moscow, Russia), Frolov Gallery (Moscow, Russia), GAM Obrist Gingold Gallery (Essen, Germany), Horrach Moyà Gallery (Palma de Mallorca, Spain), Iragui (Moscow, Russia), Knoll Gallery (Austria - Hungary, the Vienna-Budapest) , N Gallery (Tbilisi, Georgia), Nicola von Senger Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland), Photographer (Moscow, Russia), RIGA Gallery (Riga, Latvia), Shiraishi Gallery (Tokyo, Japan), VP Studio (Moscow, Russia), XL Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Zvono Gallery (Belgrad, Serbia), Aidan Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Anna Nova Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), Vostochnaya Gallery (Moscow, Russia), M & J Guelman Gallery (Moscow, Russia ) Glaz Gallery (Moscow, Russia), E.K.ArtBuro (Moscow, Russia), Elena Vrublevskaya Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Collection Gallery (Kiev, Ukraine), Krokin Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Marina Gisich Gallery ( St. Petersburg, Russia), Pobeda Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Polina Lobachevsky Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Rosa Azora Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Tatiana Mironova Gallery (Kiev, Ukraine), Triumph Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Fine Art Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Zeh Gallery (Kiev, Ukraine), Yakut Gallery (Moscow, Russia)

ART MOSCOW – 14th International Art Fair 22 – 26 September 2010
Central House of Artists, Krymskiy Val 10, 119049, Moscow, Russian Federation

Preview: 21st September 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Central House of Artists
Press conference: 22nd September 2 p.m.| Press Center of the Central House of Artists
Official opening: 22nd September 4 p.m.| Central House of Artists
Conference on MEDIALISATION: 23rd – 24th September | Central House of Artists
Young Collectors Talk: 25th September | Central House of Artists