ART MOSCOW: 16th International fair of contemporary art


16th International fair of contemporary art
19-23 September 2012
Moscow, Central House of Artist
10, Krymsky Val

From September, 19-23, 2012, the Central House of Artist will host 16th edition of ART MOSCOW, international fair of contemporary art.

In 2012 ART MOSCOW visitors will witness a new turn in the fair history. Since the beginning ART MOSCOW has undergone numerous changes: assimilating post-soviet ideology the project entered a new époque of 2000 when contemporary art became a symbol of glamour life. Today political and economical changes in Russia incite an immediate reaction of public and, as a result, of artistic community. Contemporary art observes the formation of a new class of people and activation of civil society. Past and current events in the Russian art field will be the main topic of discussions on ART MOSCOW.

The fair initiates panel discussions dedicated to ways of contemporary art development in Russia and new opportunities of market relations. Analysis of changes and establishment of a dialog between collectors and artists is the key aspect of the fair programme.

ART MOSCOW panel discussions will cover the following issues: “Curatoring on post-soviet territory”, “Making art market transparent”, “How to attract intellectuals to contemporary art”, “Detection of main components of contemporary art market”, “Art of collecting: there is no need to be a billionaire to become a collector”, “Philanthropy in art: presentation of foundations”, “Corporate engagement in art and culture: the Western experience and new opportunities in Russia”, “The Western perception of Russian contemporary art”, “How contemporary art can enhance attractiveness of cities”, “Attracting regions – creation of a platform: art, politics and new curatorial structures”. Thus, the fair aims not only at organizing the turnover of pieces of art, but also at consolidating current views and opinions. Panel discussions will be moderated by well-known art critics and followed by “questions and answers” sessions.

ART MOSCOW will exhibit galleries from Russia, Europe and Asia. Their stands, situated on two floors of the Central House of Artist, will showcase artworks of both famous and beginning artists.

Farhad Moshiri, Numerals (Assar Gallery, Iran)

Ekaterina Belyavskaya, Feast in time of Plague (Fine Art Gallery, Moscow)

Nima Alizadeh, Yaresanis 20  (Tirgun Gallery, Iran)

Denis Mikhaylov. Michel and Angelo (Dmitry Semenov Gallery, St-Petersburg)

Among permanent ART MOSCOW participants are Triumph Gallery (Moscow), Fine Art Gallery (Moscow), Galerie Iragui (Moscow), Eastern Gallery (Moscow), Frolov Gallery (Moscow), Collection Gallery (Kyiv), Glaz Gallery (Moscow).

ART MOSCOW has long term relationships with many of its foreign participants. Such Havana galleries as La Acacia Gallery and Collage Habana Gallery, which participate in the fair for the forth and second time respectively, will showcase artists from Cuba, playing an important role on contemporary art market of the country. Old friends of ART MOSCOW – Zvono Gallery (Belgrade), Knoll Gallery (Vienna-Budapest) and Whitestone gallery (Tokyo) will present their artworks here as usual.  

Galleries taking part at ART MOSCOW for the first time come from different countries: Morgen Contemporary Gallery (Berlin), Cordeiros (Lisbon), Galleria Goethe (Bolzano), 11.12 Gallery (Moscow), Blast Gallery (Paris) and 3 galleries from Tehran – Assar Gallery, Ariana Gallery and Tirgun Image Works Gallery. In 2012 a special attention is taken to stands with artworks by Iranian artists.

In small halls ART MOSCOW will exhibit galleries with artworks by young Russian artists from Moscow and other Russian cities:  KHLAM Gallery (Voronezh), LES Gallery (Moscow), Dias Gallery (Irkutsk).

Special non-commercial projects will be organized for ART MOSCOW 2012. 

Ivan Mikhaylov. Playground (Glaz Gallery, Moscow)

This year ART MOSCOW is held in the frame of Art Moscow Week, which will take part once in two years time, alternating with Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. 


Farhad Moshiri, Numerals (Assar Gallery, Iran)

Ekaterina Belyavskaya, Feast in time of Plague (Fine Art Gallery, Moscow)

Denis Mikhaylov. Michel and Angelo (Dmitry Semenov Gallery, St-Petersburg)

Niba Alizadeh, Yaresanis 20  (Tirgun Gallery, Iran)

Ivan Mikhaylov. Playground (Glaz Gallery, Moscow)

Additional information:

Fair is organized with support of

Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

Department of culture of the Russian Federation

Department of culture of the City of Moscow

2012 Participants: 

Austria: Knoll Gallery Vienna; Great Britain: Whitespace Gallery; Hungary: Lena&Roselli Gallery, Knoll Gallery Budapest; Germany: Art&Space Gallery Munich, Morgen Contemporary Gallery; Iran: Assar Gallery, Ariana Gallery, Tirgun Image Works Gallery; Italy: Goethe Gallery; Cuba: La Acacia Gallery, Collage Habana Gallery; Portugal: Cordeiros Gallery; Serbia: Zvono Gallery; Ukraine: Tsekh Gallery, Collection Gallery; France: Blast Gallery; Switzerland: Nadja Brykina Gallery; Estonia: Temnikova & Kasela Gallery; Japan: Whitestone Gallery; Russia: 11.12 Gallery, AL Gallery, Photographer Gallery, Art Agency Colonia, Fine Art Gallery, Eastern Gallery, Glaz Gallery, Dias Gallery, Dmitry Semenov Gallery, Iragui Gallery, Kultproject Gallery, Lazarev Gallery, Les Gallery, RuArts Gallery, Triumph Gallery, Frolov Gallery, KHLAM Gallery, Citadel Gallery.


Opening hours:                                                         

19 September: 14.00 – 21.00

20 – 23 September: 12.00 – 20.00

Ticket price: 400 RUR


Venue: The Central House of Artists (Krymsky Val 10, Moscow, office 165) 

Phone 007 (495) 657 9922 

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