The Ruinart Art Patronat grant was established by the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art in 2017 to offer support to contemporary Russian artists providing them with opportunities to create new work and evolve their practice. The long list for the Ruinart Art Patronat contest includes contemporary Russian artists nominated by Cosmoscow exhibitors. Each of the selected artists presented their site-specific project proposals for Cosmoscow and the winner is voted for by a panel of jury members. Alexey Martins was the first winner of the Ruinart Art Patronat. His Black Forest. Black Sky installation was presented as part of Cosmoscow 2018.
“I am very pleased that our partnership with Ruinart enters a new stage of natural development. It is important for us to cooperate with brands that support of art as part of their corporate mission. We are proud to present the Ruinart Art Patronat grant for the second year. Last year Alexey Martins became the winner and his installation was a central element of the Fair’s visual appearance. I am glad that together we can give artists a chance to implement their projects,” said Margarita Pushkina, Founding Director of Cosmoscow.
“Well-known for its close association with the world of contemporary art from the end of the 19thcentury, the House of Ruinart eagerly supports the most important art events around the world and collaborates with the most prominent representatives of contemporary art. We are very pleased that the global cooperation between the House of Ruinart and international artists translated into Ruinart Art Patronat, a Russian project which enables artists to bring their ideas to life and present their work at Cosmoscow, the most ambitious and large-scale event of the Russian art scene”, said Sebastien Vilmot, Moët Hennessy Russia Managing Director