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Moscow’s art scene is deliciously exciting and no longer limited to the obligatory the Tretiakov Gallery and Pushkin Museum. If you’re a dedicated art-lover, then the names of the Garage Museum and Artplay Design Centre probably ring a bell. But there are still some other gems worth discovering.
One of the oldest and most influential private modern art galleries in Moscow, Regina Gallery was founded by Regina and Vladimir Ovcharenko in 1990. Ever since then the gallery has been promoting contemporary art, commissioning exciting cross-media projects and collaborating with leading Russian and foreign artists. Whenever you choose to come here, you’re sure to see some of the best exhibitions in Moscow. So if you find yourself near the Winzavod art district, Regina gallery is an absolute must-do.
Используя керамику, как основную технику, Александр Кутовой придает образам, характерным для монументальной скульптуры, форму статуэток, выставленных на домашних консолях в каждом доме в Советском Союзе. А вышивка для Тани Ахметгалиева является своеобразной графической техникой, которая обладает особым символическим значением — это аллегория сложных взаимосвязей между объектами и людьми. Мы любим наших художников за их стремление экспериментировать с разными материалами, создавая тем самым свой неповторимый художественный стиль. #reginagallery #александркутовой #таняахметгалиева
In 2005 Gary Tatintsian, a collector and art dealer, moved his gallery from New York to Moscow. It’s no surprise that the exhibition space soon became one of the most talked about locales in Moscow’s art scene. Gary Tatintsian focuses on contemporary art and showcases works and projects by American, European, and Japanese artists and sculptors.
Galerie Iragui had been a Paris-born nomadic gallery till 2008 when internationally acclaimed curator Ekatherina Iragui decided to settle down in Moscow. Since then the gallery has been mounting exhibitions of works by young French artists. Along with that it showcases art by European and established Russian creators.
An artwork in its own right, RuArts gallery is an absolute must-do for all art-lovers. Opened in 2004, this fascinating venue with state-of-the art interiors, described as “architectural contrast showers” features some of the finest works by modern artists you can find in Moscow. The gallery showcases works of Russian and international talent with a focus on photography, experimental media and video art.
Pechersky Gallery was founded by curator and art collector Marina Pechersky in 2011. The gallery supports young Russian and international artists, such as Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Danila Tkachenko, Tim Parchikov, Daria Krotova, Maria Agureeva and Masha Shubina. Also, every year it chooses one curatorial project to focus on.
MSK Eastside was founded in 2012 by an international team which includes gallerist Wildrik Batjes, photographer Ja’bagh Kaghado and artist ZAK Kaghado. The project proved a success and in 2016 the team opened the second gallery space right in the center of Moscow. MSK Eastside mostly works with young artists: here you’ll get a chance to discover new names and see emerging trends in contemporary painting, photography and installation. Beside that the gallery mounts spectacular exhibitions of established international talent.
Founded in 2010, the Lumiere Brothers center for photography comprises 1000 square meters of exhibition spaces dedicated to 20th-century Russian and foreign photography. Located in Moscow’s hippest cultural hub, based on the premises of a former chocolate factory Red October, this is the centre of gravity for all photography lovers, where you can not only admire the fantastic exposition, but also buy a rare book on photography or watch a groundbreaking documentary.