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Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod launched the Open Studios project. For the first time in Moscow, on the basis of one of the leading Russian art institutions, a modern workshop appeared. CSC Winzavod provides young artists with a comfortable working space so that they can create literally a few steps from the best Moscow galleries of contemporary art and the opportunity to immerse themselves in a professional art environment.
"Open Studios" are developing the direction of supporting young artists and complementing the idea of the projects of the Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod START (since 2008) and portfolios-revues in Russian art and creative universities (2017). For beginners talented artists selected by the expert council, participation in the project is an opportunity to make the first steps in the creative and commercial sphere under the guidance of experienced professionals. For the viewer - the opportunity to observe the process of creating works of art, which in the future, perhaps, will decorate the best museums in the country. For collectors - to get acquainted with future stars at the stage of their formation.
President of the Foundation for Support of Contemporary Art Winzavod Sofia Trotsenko: "At the winery, from the very first days, there were workshops of famous and beginning Russian artists: Oleg Kulik, Misha Most, Valeria Chtaka, Cyril Who, Yevgenia Antufieva and many others. The "Open Studios" project opens the future of Russian art and gives young artists the chance to become a part of this tradition, help to integrate into the professional community. We create a thoughtful cultural and educational system, which is built on the many years of experience of Winzavod and expert support of leading gallery owners and art figures. Our team believes that participating in the project will lead to the formation of a new generation of successful Russian artists."
"Open Studios" occupy the premises of the legendary Aidan Gallery. Artists work in a common space, the concept of which was developed by the architects of the Project Eleven bureau.
The first stage of the project began on August 22, 2017. As a result of the open call, 82 applications were received, of which the members of the expert council - Aidan Salakhova, Elena Selina, Alexander Sharov, Dmitry Khankin, Nikolai Palazhchenko, Andrei Parshikov, Alexei Novoselov and Sofya Trotsenko - . The contest for participation in the project was ten people per seat. These are beginning artists at the age from 20 to 35 years old, who already have art or art history education and exhibition experience (for two of them - in the project of the CIC Winzavod START).
Among the participants of the first season of the project:
They work in various media: painting, objects, installation, graffiti, mosaic. Subsequently, a foreign resident will be added to the project participants.
Artists work at the winery in "Open Studios" from October 21, the result of their life in the art cluster will be a group exhibition. You can visit the "studio" every day, except Sunday and Monday, from 12:00 to 20:00.