MOSCOW.- The 9th International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow
, which will be held in the Moscow Gostiny Dvor (4, Ilyinka St) on September 1012, 2021, with the support of Ruinart (official partner), Audi Russia (automobile partner), Hutton Development (partner), Breguet (watch partner) and Visa (partner), has announced the full line-up of participants for this years edition.
80 galleries, including 16 international members, will present their booths at the fair. This is the highest number the fair has seen in its history!
The visitors of Cosmoscow 2021 will get acquainted with galleries from Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Hong Kong, Norway, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates.
Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong) will make its debut at Cosmoscow this year, with it set to play a vital role in building international dialogue and leads to cultural exchange between East and West. In an effort to cater to the demanding taste of the audience and collectors at the event, the gallery has chosen a strong international body of work to showcase. The booth will feature several landmark works by Zhang Huan, which were previously exhibited at the State Hermitage museum, as well as a new large-scale work by the renowned Mr. Doodle that has been created specifically for the fair. The gallery owner Pearl Lam will also bring to Moscow the Japanese-British duo Studio Swine, who work at the junction of art, design, and architecture; South African Zanele Muholi whose exhibition has been recently held at Tate Modern in London; and Antony Micallef, two-time winner of the BP Portrait Award, one of the most prestigious competitions in contemporary art.
The DIEHL Gallery (Berlin), which has been a part of the Cosmoscow fair since its launch in 2010, will exhibit works by Martin Razkal, KP Bremer, Olga Chernysheva and Amelie Esterhazy.
A new member of Cosmoscow this year is Studiocur/art (Paris), a platform founded by curator Karina El Helou in 2015, whose contemporary art exhibitions in historical buildings help achieve a unique interaction between artists and the audience. The booth will feature works by conceptual artist Laurent Grasso, photographer and filmmaker Nadim Asfar, sculptor Theo Mercier and painter Tom Ellis.
Ayyam Gallery (Dubai) is another debutant at the fair. Among the selected participants are the Palestinian photographer Rula Halawani, Iraqi-Palestinian artist Sama Alshaibi, multimedia artist Sadiq Alfraji from the Netherlands, Samia Halaby with her abstract paintings, and Safwan Dahul who will present figurative monochrome canvases.