Shaltai Editions is a creative platform founded by collector Valeria Rodnyanskaya in 2016. Its mission is to foster the development of limited edition art through the realization of new projects, supplemented by exhibitions and educational programs. Rather than editioning existing works, Shaltai Editions only produces new creative projects. Each is the result of several months of discussions, study, experiments, and, finally, attempts in the studio.
In 2019, the creative platform Shaltai Editions presents the second volume of The New Archive of Limited Edition Art (NATI). Created in collaboration with the State Tretyakov Gallery, this second volume includes works from nine artists. Each artist was invited to use print technology to devise the contents of an “envelope,” that would impart an important personal statement. As expected, the artists each responded in their own way, with varying degrees of seriousness in their message, resulting in a unique and diverse collection. Despite the vast differences in the character and contents of the projects in each envelope, the new volume of NATI conveys one very important message: there is no better way to understand the world in which we live than to listen to what are contemporary artists are saying. NATI is curated by Antonio Geusa, Ph.D., a specialist in philology who works as an independent critic, curator, and expert in the field of art and new technologies, and Irina Gorlova, the head of the Contemporary Art Department at the State Tretyakov Gallery.
Artists presented at Cosmoscow 2019:Andrey Monastyrsky, Irina Nakhova, Khaim Sokol, Andrey Kuzkin, Taus Makhacheva, Vadim Zakharov, Olga Kroitor, Olga Chernysheva, Yuri Albert.