Cosmoscow • Programme
September 27 – 29 2024
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ACI Art Forum

The 10th edition of Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, together with the Agency for Creative Industries of the City of Moscow, presents the Business Program, which will be held during the days of the fair in Gostiny Dvor on September 14—17.

This year, the speakers of the program will discuss the professional standards and trends that have developed in the art industry in recent years: how art has become closer to business, why large companies support cultural institutions, and why we see the work of contemporary artists in public spaces more and more often.

Transportation of works of art in the current political and economic context

The process of international transportation of works of art in the new conditions: basic procedures and difficulties, legislative regulation.
  • Maria Kravtsova Maria Kravtsova Moderator
  • Andrey Kucha Andrey Kucha
  • Diana Motsonashvili Diana Motsonashvili
  • Natalia Morozova Natalia Morozova

Art in transport!?

As part of the discussion, the experts will discuss international and local experience in the implementation of art projects in the space of stations, metro and ground transport, and also talk about whether they help to increase the audience of museums.
  • Dmitry Bykov Dmitry Bykov Moderator
  • Anna Ermolitskaya Anna Ermolitskaya
  • Dmitry Aske Dmitry Aske
  • Oksana Bondarenko Oksana Bondarenko

Art in public spaces: coordination and placemenе

Public art is an important tool for the development of territories; it brings diversity to the urban environment, attracts tourists, and creates new points of attraction for citizens and businesses. At the same time, those who at least once in their lives tried to implement their project on the streets of the capital (from curators to developers) note that they encountered difficulties in coordinating and placing art objects or murals. Representatives of various departments of the city will talk about how the approval process works and what to do in order to simplify it and make it comfortable for all parties.
  • Ekaterina Perventseva Ekaterina Perventseva Moderator
  • Gregory Orekhov Gregory Orekhov
  • Stepan Orlov Stepan Orlov
  • Julia Adigamova Julia Adigamova
  • Vadim Kochetkov Vadim Kochetkov

Buy and save. Insurance and storage of private collections

The most frequent risks and problems for collectors and for those who buy art in order to pass it over to their children and grandchildren. A discussion on the topic of art insurance, featuring a leading representative of the insurance business, a professional custodian of private collections, and an expert from a private museum.
  • Maria Kravtsova Maria Kravtsova Moderator
  • Andrey Kucha Andrey Kucha
  • Igor Kulakov Igor Kulakov
  • Yulia Petrova Yulia Petrova

Russian galleries on the international art market

Despite the events of 2022, galleries from Russia continue to take part in fairs in Europe, the USA, Asia, and the Middle East. As part of the discussion, we will talk about what has changed for exhibitors from Russia, how they solved logistical and financial issues, and whether they consider Asian and Middle Eastern markets as an alternative to the European and American markets.
  • Nikolay Palazhchenko Nikolay Palazhchenko Moderator
  • Anastasia Shavlokhova Anastasia Shavlokhova
  • Ekaterina Iragui Ekaterina Iragui
  • Olga Profatilo Olga Profatilo

How art makes commercial brands stronger

Can art help businesses solve complex problems, strengthen and renew brands, and reach new audiences? Representatives of various companies will talk about the most striking cases of their cooperation with the art industry; about what they can give to the art environment and what they expect from it in return.
  • Ksenia Korobeynikova Ksenia Korobeynikova Moderator
  • Alexandra Bobretsova Alexandra Bobretsova
  • Alisa Bagdonaite Alisa Bagdonaite
  • Alexandra Lekomtseva Alexandra Lekomtseva
  • Julia Chernova Julia Chernova

Gallery + Museum: interaction and partnership strategies

Today's art industry is built on the successful cooperation of the commercial and non-commercial sectors. The galleries provide primary expertise by identifying promising young artists, developing their careers, selling works of art, and providing opportunities for the artists to earn money. The museums carry out the most important, final examination in the art market: if an artist ends up in museum collections, it means that his/her value is recognized by an independent museum community and will become part of the cultural and state heritage; his/her price and status are confirmed; and the value of private collections, where his/her works are already presented, is growing. As part of the discussion, we will talk about what formats of cooperation and interaction exist today between galleries and museums. What mechanisms for supplementing museum collections are working in Russia today and what difficulties do galleries and museums face on the way to building a partnership.
  • Alina Kryukova Alina Kryukova Moderator
  • Vasily Tsereteli Vasily Tsereteli
  • Sergey Popov Sergey Popov
  • Irina Gorlova Irina Gorlova
  • Ksenia Podoinitsyna Ksenia Podoinitsyna

Corporate patronage in the arts

In 2014, the law "On philanthropic activities" defined its basic concepts and secured the legal status of philanthropists and patrons. But even before the adoption of the law, philanthropy and support for social and cultural projects entered the practice of many Russian corporations. As part of the discussion, invited experts will talk about the goals set by large companies that support cultural projects and art; and representatives of the museum community will talk about their expectations of such cooperation.
  • Alisa Prudnikova Alisa Prudnikova Moderator
  • Valentina Davydik Valentina Davydik
  • Marina Loshak Marina Loshak
  • Fatima Mukhomedzhan Fatima Mukhomedzhan
  • Anton Inkin Anton Inkin

Supplementing museum collections: gifts from individuals and charitable foundations

Museums have individual requests to supplement their collections by including works by contemporary artists. As part of the discussion, we will talk about who (collectors, artists, or private foundations) today most often acts as the initiator of a gift to a museum, what this gift can become, how an expert buying committee works, and how the donation procedure is prepared in terms of legal support and documentation.
  • Anna Trapkova Anna Trapkova Moderator
  • Oksana Oracheva Oksana Oracheva
  • Anastasia Ivanova Anastasia Ivanova
  • Olga Dranichkina Olga Dranichkina
  • Tatyana Gafar Tatyana Gafar