Pavel Pepperstein. A Suprematist Family, 2019Press photo
For the first time, Moscow's most famous department store – GUM on Red Square – is showing works by Russia's most prominent and best-selling contemporary artists.
15 mini pavilions are each exhibiting big names including Pavel Pepperstein, Andrey Bartenev, Irina Korina, Oleg Kulik, Aidan Salakhova, the AES+F group, and more.
Part of the artworks have been created exclusively for the “GUM-Red-Line” project and are up for sale.
The exhibition runs until the end of May on the ground floor of the capital’s main mall. The organizers expect about 3.2 million people to visitors – to put this into perspective, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art and Moscow’s Kremlin Museums welcome around 900,000 and 2.9 million people a year respectively.
GUM’s permanent Red Line gallery is also now open on the mall’s third floor. Group and solo exhibitions by the same contemporary artists are in the pipeline.
“When we started working on this space, I realized that in the late 19th century there was a gallery belonging to the art collector and merchant Henry Brocard in exactly the same place. It’s amazing,” Project Director Igor Kazakov told Russia Beyond.
The First Line of GUMPress photo
Semyon Faibisovich. The mannequin at sunset (L), Excusion (R), from Metamorphoses Project, 2019Press photo
Semyon Faibisovich. Kira, 2017Press photo
Irina Korina. Isotope Station, 2019Press photo
Vladimir Dobussarsky. In Our Homes, Eternal Values Blossom, 2015Press photo
Konstantin Zvezdochetov. Greetings from Moscow, 2019Press photo
Andrey Bartenev. Flagmen - The Landing of the Family Happiness Ship, 2019, sculpture (L) Let's Smile! 2015, digital collage (R)Press photo
Georgy Totibadze. From The Forest series, 2017Press photo
Aidan Salakhova. Ornament #11, 2016 (L). The Beginning, 2018, (R)Press photo
Oleg Kulik. Family structure, 2015Press photo
Sergey Bratkov. The First Temptation of Mankind, 2019Press photo
Bella Levikova. 'Quantum teleportation' series, 2018Press photo
Gosha Ostretsov. Keeper of the cosmotones, 2016-2019Press photo
GUM-Red-Line galleryPress photo
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