Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair will be held in a ‘hybrid format’ for the second time. In addition to the main event at Gostiny Dvor, the fair will be available online with the support of the Visa payment system – via the platform TEO. Launched by the Cosmoscow team in 2020, TEO is the largest online marketplace for contemporary art in Russia.
Cosmoscow Online will feature an expanded line-up of galleries, each with their own online booth. The online version of the fair also has a longer duration than the event at Gostiny Dvor and will be open to a wide audience on September 10-19. This will follow the Cosmoscow Online Preview, which begins on September 6 for an exclusive audience.
Cosmoscow Online 2021 will take place in partnership with Visa. After making a purchase with any Visa card, users will receive special privileges: the video course ‘How to Collect Contemporary Art’ from Cosmoscow experts as a gift, as well as an invitation to an exclusive event at Cosmoscow Collectors Club and a 20% discount on a six-month membership.
A convenient system for purchasing artwork online will operate at the on-site fair in Gostiny Dvor. Under each artwork in the gallery booths, visitors will find a QR code. Once scanned, it will take the visitor to the artwork’s page on TEO, where they can learn more about the artist and chosen work, including the price. A user-friendly advanced search function will make for easy navigation on the platform. You will be able to filter for works by your favourite artists, find similar works displayed by other booths at the fair, and make instant acquisitions online.
The 9th Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair will be held with support from Ruinart (official partner), Audi Russia (official car), Hutton Development (partner), Breguet (official watch), Samsung (partner for innovation) and Visa (Cosmoscow Online partner). The event will take place at the Moscow Gostiny Dvor (Il’inka 4) on September 10-12, 2021. This will follow the Cosmoscow Preview on September 9.