Winzavod Fund for Contemporary Art invites young artists to take part in Open Studios
Open Studios curator Andrey Parshikov: "The participants of the first season of the project
have learned to describe professionally their art practices, became insiders of Moscow's art
system, participated in public exhibitions and public talks, got acquainted with artists and
gallery owners thanks to the meetings organized for them.
The second season will be shorter and more intense. Lectures and seminars, preparation
for the final exhibition and communication with key Moscow art members will intensify. A
new season will be held under the slogan of self-organization. Residents of studios will
independently choose additional activities, communications, projects to take part in. The
main goal of the project is to form a team that can respond to complex requests of the
public, a tutor and Winzavod."
The project has united in itself a workshop for Russian artists, a residence for foreign
artists and an art school based on one of the leading Russian art institutes. Open studios
are located in the former space of a legendary Moscow gallery "Aidan". Open studios are
continue the tradition of collective creativity, give a chance for beginning artists to make
their first steps in a creative and commercial sphere. As for the public, it’s an opportunity
for them to watch the process of art creation.
Winzavod Open studios include:
• accessible workrooms in the center of Moscow
• educational program
• participation in exhibitions
• international exchange and communication
Participants of the first season of the project were Vladimir Kartashov, Anton Kushaev,
Hasmik Melkonyan, Kristina Strunkova, Daria Neretina, MAXIMMIXAM, Alexey Zhuchkov,
Denis Uranov. The artists worked in different techniques: painting and monumental
painting, graffiti, fresco, mosaic, porcelain, ready-made, created installations. Besides, they
have invited capsule collections of clothes in collaborations with such brands as OTOCYON,
T3CM, E404. The result of their nine-month work was presented at final group exhibition
"Victory over white".