RUSSIA GUEST OF HONOUR
In line with its policy of exploring the art scenes of the East, Art Paris Art Fair has invited Russia as guest of honour. A central space in the fair will be dedicated to some 11 galleries from a number of cities in Russia including, Yekaterinburg, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and Vladivostok while some 20 European galleries will show work by Russian artists.
With around 90 artists represented, Art Paris Art Fair will be an opportunity to discover or rediscover Russian art, with work made by leading talents from the diaspora of the 1920s and 1930s (such as Boris Grigoriev and Aleksandr Yakovlev), the non-conformists who opposed the Soviet power culture from 1960 to 1991 (Vladimir Andreenkov, Erik Bulatov, Igor Makarevich…) to the stars of the contemporary art scene (AES+F, Olga Chernysheva, Oleg Kulik, Boris Mikhailov, Pavel Pepperstein, Olga Kisseleva, Alexei Vassiliev...).
Also on show at the fair will be the leading figures of Russian photography such as Nikolay Bakharev and Alexander Gronsky at Grindberg Gallery and Rauf Mamedov at Lilja Zakriova Gallery.
In cooperation with Suzanne Tarasiève Gallery, a monumental work entitled “Façade” (2012) by the Russian art collective known as ‘Recycle’ will be exhibited at the entrance of the Grand Palais for the duration of the fair.
A round-table discussion on the theme “Russian creation today: between glamour and political activism” moderated by Ekatherina Iragui (Iragui Gallery, Moscow) and curator Andrei Erofeev will take place on 28th March from 4pm to 5.30pm in the auditorium of the Grand Palais.
16th LINE Gallery, (Rostov-on-Don)
Arka Gallery, (Vladivostok)
Nadja Brykina Gallery, (Moscou, Zürich)
Erarta Galleries, (Saint-Pétersburg , Londres, Zürich)
Grinberg Gallery, (Moscou)
Heritage International Art Gallery, (Moscou)
Galerie Iragui, (Moscou)
Marina Gisich Gallery -Ural Vision Gallery, (Saint-Pétersbourg, Ekaterinbourg)
Orel Art (Paris)
Pechersky Gallery, (Moscou)
Pop/off/art Gallery, (Moscou, Berlin)