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More Than Seventy Galleries Present at Art Moscow 2008 Starting Today
A Russian walks by "National project" made by Igor Baskakov at Art Moscow 2008. EFE / SERGEI ILNITSKY.
MOSCOW.- Art Moscow represents the largest and most important fair for contemporary art from the 20th to 21st century in Eastern Europe. It was founded in 1995 and is today one of the major art events in the Russian Federation. In the last years the number of participants has risen significantly, in 2007 more than seventy galleries from Russia, Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Latvia, England, Luxemburg, Sweden, United States, Finland, Ukraine and Serbia took part. They altogether presented every part of modern art: video and photography, painting, editions, sculptures and installations.

The art market in Eastern Europe, and Russia in particular, has virtually exploded during the last years. Particularly Russia today represents a complete different image compared to years ago. The turnovers in economy, stock market and art market have risen at a fast speed. For the first time more money is being invested in the country than abroad. The Russian art market profits from this upcoming trend. Art Moscow offers an interesting and welcoming cultural event to Russia, an offer which the culturally well educated population with a high interest in the arts and its grown prosperity likes to take advantage of.

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May 15, 2008

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Turner Prize Candidate Mark Leckey Solo Exhibition at the Kolnischer Kunstverein

Transformations: The Lea/Lee an Exhibition at City Hall in London

Leo Kesting Gallery in Assocation with The Friends Of The Highline Presents: Julia Mandle

More Than Seventy Galleries Present at Art Moscow 2008 Starting Today

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National Trust for Historic Preservation Announces Historic New Orleans Sites to Receive Grants

The Corrigan Gallery Presents "Celebration," With Works by Richard Hagerty

Daniel Richter has His First Retrospective in Spain

Duncan Regehr Exhibits Magic at Petley Jones Gallery

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6.- An unprecedented, international-loan exhibition of works by Claude Monet is at the Kimbell Art Museum this fall

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8.- Yoko Ono unveils her first permanent US art installation

9.- ArtReview's annual Power 100 names Hans Ulrich Obrist as the artworld's most powerful figure

10.- British artist David Hockney makes a splash at Frankfurt fair with 2,000-euro book

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