Cosmoscow • Programme
September 27 – 29 2024
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Cosmoscow Talks

During large-scale upheavals, the issue of value orientations, which serve as the basis for our interaction with the outside world, is especially urgent. It is no coincidence that the word “value” is extremely in demand today in political and socio-cultural journalism and rhetoric. It also acts as a trigger for the Cosmoscow Talks program, which proposes to consider it in terms of the issues of value and price, which are the most important for art. The activities of the program look at prominent phenomena and trends in public life and the arts (NFT art, new educational approaches, inclusion, and so on) to find out how they redefine the concepts of price and value and form complex relationships between them. They also show that these trends bring their own value systems to our understanding of art, which are not reducible to the traditional art model but enrich it with new knowledge and relevant ideas, the diversity of which makes the cultural landscape interesting and meaningful.

Discussion «Are Digital Culture Values a Trend or a New Normal?»

The impact of digitalization on the perception of culture. Understanding the new man of digital culture. Impact on digital culture of key technological events (spacewalk).

Discussion «The price of a mistake is the security and non-obvious problems of NFT circulation»

What you have to figure out, for your peace of mind, if you decide to become an NFT collector. Issues of law, finance, security will be covered.

Discussion «Art is everywhere. Conteporary dance. Interdisciplinarity»

Supported by U Magazine and Context. How to live in the modern world and notice new, interesting, visual things around you. How to know what is good and what is bad. How to educate literacy and observation in contemporary art and in general more broadly: design, fashion, cinema. Collectors, art lovers, professionals from other fields share their experience and understanding of the love of art.

Discussion «Center for Art Production "Vaults" - a space for contemporary art»

Supported by GES-2. Center for Art Production "Vaults" - a space for contemporary art Eight workshops of the Svody Art Production Center of the GES-2 House of Culture are equipped with equipment that makes it possible for artists working in different media to implement projects. What distinguishes Vaults from other art workshops? What opportunities does the equipment provide and how important is the help of technical specialists? How are relationships built with project authors and should they continue after they are completed? As part of the discussion, we will discuss these issues with the artists - residents of "Vaults"

Discussion «Как сохранить современное искусство? Взгляд художника, коллекционера, галериста и музейного хранителя»

With the support of the State Hermitage. To create works of contemporary art, new materials and non-standard techniques are often used, the aging process of which has not yet been studied and is potentially irreversible. During the discussion, artist Emilia Kabakova, gallery owner Sergei Popov, collector Denis Khimilayne and curator Marina Shults will discuss what all participants in the art world can do to preserve art objects in different conditions.

Discussion “X Hour of Russian Gloss: The Last Battle for Print”

Sponsored by U Magazine. In the context of the curtailment of the activities of most Western fashion and jewelry brands in the Russian market, which means the fall of the advertising market; rising prices for paper, dyes, other printing services; as well as the revocation of licenses to publish international publications in the country, it would seem that continuing to make a print is pure altruism or suicide. We understand why it is so important to preserve the magazine fashion culture.

Choreographic performance "Several Ways to Start a Conversation"

Choreographic performance from "Institution of the Year" 2022 - STATION art venue

Discussion "New Education"

With the support of the European University.

The Jewish Museum and the Tolerance Center present the discussion "Outsider Art and Galleries: Integration of "special" artists into the art market" within the framework of the Cosmoscow fair

With the support of the Jewish Museum and the Tolerance Center. The broad term "outsider art" today encompasses the work of neurodivergent artists, people with exclusionary experiences, and authors without professional experience. The discussion of experts, curators and philanthropists is devoted to the current state of outsider art in the art market, the problem of definitions and official recognition of the work of artists who do not have the support of the professional community. Participants will answer the questions: is outsider art marginal art today? How does this art get into institutions and why are there separate platforms for artists with developmental disabilities? The discussion can draw attention to the problem of outsider art, its position on the contemporary art scene and draw the attention of a wide audience to this phenomenon.