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The Open Studios project is a platform that combines the principles of a workshop, residence and art school based on one of the leading Russian art institutions.
The project was launched by the Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art "WINZAVOD" within the framework of the strategic direction New Names. It offers a modern space for creativity and work, an up-to-date educational program, the opportunity to integrate into the professional environment.
Open studios are developing the direction of supporting young artists and complementing the idea of projects of the Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod START (since 2008) and portfolio reviews in Russian art and creative universities (2017). For aspiring talented artists, selected by an expert council, participating in a project is an opportunity to take their first steps in the creative and commercial fields under the guidance of experienced professionals.
For viewers, Open Studios are an opportunity to observe the process of creating works of art, which, in the future, will probably adorn the best museums in the country. For collectors, this project is a great chance to meet future stars at the stage of their formation. Open studios occupy the premises of the legendary Aidan Gallery. Artists work in a common space, a concept developed by the architects of the Project Eleven bureau.
History of the project
The first season of the project began on the 22nd of August, 2017.
The eighth season is underway in the new space of Open Studios. The expert council of the season included: Ksenia Podoinitsina - member of the Board of the AGA, founder of the InArt Gallery, Sergey Limonov – collector of contemporary art, Elvira Tarnogradskaya – director of the Syntax Gallery and art dealer, curators Alexey Maslyaev and Andrey Parshchikov, founder of the Vinzavod Center for Contemporary Art Sofia Trotsenko and artist, teacher of IPSI Stas Shuripa. According to the results of the selection , the participants of the season were: Anastasia Kovaleva, Vasilisa Lebedeva, Ekaterina Afonina, Alexey Ryabov, Ekaterina Popchenko, Katika, Kirill Manchunsky, Polina Abina, Tanya Prystavka, Yulia Vlasova.
"The theme of the eighth season of the Open Studios of Winzavod is formulated according to the situation. It describes an approach when the priority in choosing a practice is the figure of the artist, and not the boundaries, areas (interests, methods of work, expressive means, etc.) outlined by the tutor."
Mentor of the season – Alexey Maslyaev
The open call for the sixth season is closed. The names of the new participants in the program will be announced after the meeting of the expert council - Sophia Trotsenko, Andrey Parshikov, Simon Mraz, Alina Gutkina, Sergei Limonov, Alexey Maslyaev, Agniya Mirgorodskaya.
As a result of the open call for participation in the fifth season, the expert council selected seven artists of the general program "Workshop", two participants in the "Pop-up" program and five participants in the "Open Studios +" - a new program that appeared this season. Maria Aligozhina, Alina Brovina, Ekaterina Gerasimenko, Misha Goodwin, Roman Kazus, Ivan Simonov, Veronika Chernyaeva became the new residents of the Open Studios of the Winery of the Workshops program; Pop-up programs - Yulia Nemova and Andrey Stadnikov; Open Studios + programs - Elena Buzueva, Ivan Volkov, Anna Kondratyeva, Bella Pokrova, Maria Filimonova.
As a result of the open call for participation in the fourth season, more than a hundred applications were received, of which the expert council - Aidan Salakhova, Valentin Dyakonov, Stanislav Shuripa, Anastasia Karneeva, Andrey Parshikov and Sofya Trotsenko, chose ten participants: seven artists of the Workshop program and three participants "Pop-up", a new program that appeared this season. Slava Nesterov, Alexey Zhuravlev, Liza Neklessa, Rina Volnykh, Vera Evstigneeva, Karina Sayfullina, Sergey Nikitin became the new residents of the Open Studios Workshops program; Lydia Zhudro, Lyuba Sautina and Sergey Morozov became the new participants of the Pop-up program.
As a result of the open call for participation in the third season, 114 applications were received, of which the expert council selected eight. The season's residents are: Alena Fedotkina, Anna Brandush, Varvara Grankova, Elena Minaeva, Mika Plutizkaya, Mikhail Lepyatskiy (Buryj), Olesya Lavrinenko, Roma Bogdanov.
Participants of the first season: Vladimir Kartashov, Anton Kushaev, Asmik Melkonyan, Kristina Strunkova, Daria Neretina, MAXIM MIXAM, Alexey Zhuchkov and Denis Uranov. Artist of the first season worked in various techniques: painting, objects, installation, graffiti, fresco, mosaic, and porcelain. One of the highlight during the first season was a fashion capsule collection, a collaboration between artists with OTOCYON, T3CM and E404. The final exhibition "Victory over white" was presented at the end of the first season, after nine months of work in the Open Studios.