Contemporary Art Fair Opens in Moscow, Offers Ruble-denominated Art
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Collectors, wealthy patrons and museum directors had a chance for discrete preview and first deals with 30 plus galleries participating in this year’s edition of Cosmoscow, a contemporary art fair and Moscow’s answer to Art Basel.

Despite the financial crisis that resulted in Russian currency’s 60 percent fall, or perhaps because of it, the art fair is filled with collectors and buyers alike, and brands like Cadillac and Credit Suisse are supporting it. 

The private viewing that took place on September 10, kicks off the Cosmoscow fair which is housed in an impressive 19th century market a stone’s throw from the Kremlin. This year, the fair partnered with the Naked Hearts Foundation, a charity ran by Natalia Vodianova, who was a staple at the opening reception, along with who-is-who of Russia’s surprisingly booming art scene. 

There are 30 plus galleries from Russia, the US and Europe Photo by Cosmoscow

Cosmoscow Fair Opens in Moscow Photo by Cosmoscow


Photo by Cosmoscow

Anton Belov, Director of Garage Museum  Photo by Cosmoscow

Josef Bakshtein, curator of Moscow Biennale, Peter Wiebel, Kira Sacarello, Vasili Tseriteli, director of Moscow Museum of Modern Art Photo by Cosmoscow

Mariana Gogova (Artwin gallery), Nedvedskaia Sandra, Cosmoscow Photo by Cosmoscow

Julia Chernova (V Confession), Georgiy Zaitsev (Falcon Private bank), Ksenia Tarakanova (V Confession) Photo by Cosmoscow

Elena and Oleg Baibakov Photo by Cosmoscow


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