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The results of the Cosmoscow international contemporary art fair

From September 18 to 20, the conference team held three preview events and provided a glimpse of the agenda and talking points for the upcoming conference.
We hope you were able to join the discussions in person or online. If not, we're sharing links to the discussion notes:

Discussion "Healing power of art or How to stay hospitable with closed borders"

Moderator: Alice Bagdonite

  • Irina Sedykh, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the OMK-Participation Charitable Foundation
  • Ekaterina Kochetkova, Deputy Director of Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts for regional development
  • Lena Malm, Head of International Swedish Cultural Exchange Program IASPIS, Sweden (online)
  • Fabian Ortner, cultural attaché, Embassy of Austria
  • Natalia Ruchkina, Acting Director, Swiss Council on Culture Pro Helvetia Moscow
  • Fabien Vallerian, Director of Art and Culture, RUINART

Discussion, "Art-residences as an ideal place for artists to work: search of optimal offline and online infrastructure"

Moderator: Alexey Maslyaev

  • Sergey Nebotov, architect, co-founder and partner of the architectural bureau Novoye, lead architect of the new art residence project Vyksa AiR.
  • Pablo Caligaris, QUINCHO, Argentinean Art Residence Network (online)
  • Zhenya Chaika, Association of Art Residences of Russia, co-curator of "Art and Hospitality Practices" conference program
  • Anastasia Patsey, art historian, curator, founder and program director of St. Petersburg Art Residency and #VirtualSPAR online residency (online)
  • Adel Kim, co-organizer of the Russian Art Residence Association, editor of the aggregator website on Russian residencies AiR of Russia, researcher at "Reside / Sustain: Art residencies and sustainability in Finland and Russia".

Discussion "The site work trap: can an artist convert the outcomes of a site-specific residency into museum, exhibition, and gallery projects?"

Moderator: Zhenya Chaika

  • Tatiana Efrussi, artist and architectural historian (online)
  • Ustina Yakovleva, artist
  • Elena Kovylina, artist and curator
  • Varvara Grankova, artist of the art group Roy (online)
  • Sebastian Riffo, artist and researcher (Chile)

Photo by Vladimir Minaikin.