|Russsia, Guest of honour - Art Paris Art Fair 2013 (27.3.2013)|
||WITH ITS FOCUS ON EXPLORING THE ART SCENES OF THE EAST, ART PARIS ART FAIR, HAS INVITED RUSSIA AS GUEST OF HONOUR.|
This is the first time Russia is guest of honour in a French art fair at the Grand Palais. There was however an occasion in 1906, when under the same majestic glass roof, Russian artists were shown in an exhibition organised by Serge Diaghilev during the Salon d’Automne.
The event organised by ART PARIS ART FAIR is not an official invitation. From 28th March to 1st April 2013, the fair offers a real journey of artistic exploration of Russia past and present. Under the dome of the Grand Palais, ten Russian galleries have been brought together from as far afield as Yekaterinburg,Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and Vladivostok. In addition, some 20 European galleries are showing Russian artists.
With over 90 Russian artists represented, ART PARIS ART FAIR sheds light on what is a varied and diverse scene beginning with the artists of the diaspora in the 1920s and 30s (such as Boris Grigoriev and Aleksandr Yakovlev) to the non-conformists who opposed the Soviet culture of power between 1960 and 1991 (Vladimir Andreenkov, Rogensky, Leonid Sokov, Erik Bulatov, Igor Makarevich...) right up to the stars of the contemporary scene (AES+F, Olga Chernysheva,Oleg Kulik, Boris Mikhailov, Pavel Pepperstein, Olga Kisseleva,Alexei Vassiliev)...