APRIL 12
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8TH COSMOSCOW FOUNDATION
FOR CONTEMPORARY
ART CHARITY
AUCTION
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APRIL 12
8TH COSMOSCOW FOUNDATION
FOR CONTEMPORARY
ART CHARITY
AUCTION
Organizers:
The 8th Сharity Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art auction was held at MAMM
On April 12th, 2021, the Cosmonautics Day, the 8th Cosmoscow Foundation Charity Auction was held. It was supported by the jewelry company Mercury, Otkritie Private Banking, Ruinart Champagne House and strategic partner v confession agency. The chosen venue was Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, which was also declared the Cosmoscow 2021 Museum of the Year. Actor, TV presenter and musician Ivan Urgant acted as the auctioneer.

As the result of the auction, all 22 lots were sold for 201,500 . The proceeds from the sales will traditionally be used to implement Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art programs - creating projects and educational programs in the cultural field, as well as replenishing museum collections.

The guests of honor of the gala dinner were: Olga Sviblova, Valeria and Alexander Rodnyanskiy, Olga Karput, Anton and Victoria Borisevich, Arian Romanovsky, Sergey and Elena Less, Anna Andronova, Igor Garanin, Daria and Stas Lisichenko, Evgeny Zabolotny, Yulia Akimova, Ilya and Valentina Davydik, Alexander and Evgenia Popov, Denis Kitaev, Tatiana Dobrodeeva, Tamuna Arshba, Natalia Luchaninova, Elvira Tarnogradskaya, Yana and Aleksey Abroskin, Marina Dolidze, Alina Kryukova and many others. They were greeted by the hostess of the evening, Margarita Pushkina, who is the founder and director of Cosmoscow fair and Cosmoscow Foundation.

The curator of the auction and pre-auction exhibition was Simon Rees, Art Director of Cosmoscow, who announced the theme -"PHANTASMA". The selected lots were dedicated to astrology and cosmology, new worlds and the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight into space. The works for the auction were provided by both Russian and foreign artists.

The most expensive lot of the auction was Rostislav Lebedev's "Russian Space", sold for 25,000. The work of Cosmoscow 2021 Artist of the Year Irina Korina - was sold for 20,000. Other favorites of the charity auction were the works of Aidan Salakhova, Georgy Ostretsov, Alexey Azarov, Alexey Bogolepov and Anna Andrzhievskaya.

The central theme of the charity evening was retrofuturism - with its dreams of unknown worlds and the conquest of space. The guests experienced an intergalactic journey, the beginning of which was marked by the song "Tenderness" performed by Maya Kristalinskaya, which Yuri Gagarin and other Soviet cosmonauts loved to listen to. Guests learned about the Cosmoscow Foundation's programs from an animated film stylized as a space odyssey (author: Maria Agateeva).

Theatrical performance"Phantasma", which immersed the guests in the atmosphere of a spaceship, was prepared by the Creative Association 9. The musical accompaniment was performed by Dmitry Ustinov and Peter Theremin, the great-grandson of the legendary inventor Lev Theremin, the creator of theremin.

GALA PARTNERS

EXPERTS
Simon Rees
Cosmoscow Art Director
"Each year the Cosmoscow Foundation works tirelessly with its partners, sponsors, and patrons — across a range of initiatives — to raise funds for the benefit of the Russian contemporary art scene. And each year as the Cosmoscow Foundation's reputation and influence grows an ever-greater number of artists, art lovers, initiatives and museums are the beneficiary of our collective endeavors. The annual auction, which doubles as a fabulous social occasion, has the positive benefit for artists and galleries of having their art works placed in the best Russian private and public collections and knowing that the funds raised (which they share a portion of) are going to add capacity to the art scene as a whole."
Margarita Pushkina
Founding Director of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair; Founder of the Cosmoscow Foundation for Сontemporary Art
"This charity auction is our annual initiative which has been hosted by the Cosmoscow Foundation since 2017 with all the proceeds benefiting its programs. Each year, the preparation of the auction and the development of its concept are handled by a new invited curator. This year, I am happy that it is Simon Rees, Cosmoscow Art Director who is widely known for his collaboration with various European museums and galleries. I am sincerely grateful to all the artists and institutions that provided works for the auction."
EXPERTS
Simon Rees
Cosmoscow Art Director
"Each year the Cosmoscow Foundation works tirelessly with its partners, sponsors, and patrons — across a range of initiatives — to raise funds for the benefit of the Russian contemporary art scene. And each year as the Cosmoscow Foundation's reputation and influence grows an ever-greater number of artists, art lovers, initiatives and museums are the beneficiary of our collective endeavors. The annual auction, which doubles as a fabulous social occasion, has the positive benefit for artists and galleries of having their art works placed in the best Russian private and public collections and knowing that the funds raised (which they share a portion of) are going to add capacity to the art scene as a whole."
Margarita Pushkina
Founding Director of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair; Founder of the Cosmoscow Foundation for Сontemporary Art
"This charity auction is our annual initiative which has been hosted by the Cosmoscow Foundation since 2017 with all the proceeds benefiting its programs. Each year, the preparation of the auction and the development of its concept are handled by a new invited curator. This year, I am happy that it is Simon Rees, Cosmoscow Art Director who is widely known for his collaboration with various European museums and galleries. I am sincerely grateful to all the artists and institutions that provided works for the auction."

LOTS
PHANTASMA

Art has often been at its most imaginative at times of great peril (revolution, war, economic depression) and this is certainly the case in the times of Corona. Oftentimes that peril has been the subject of the art making. This is different today as we cannot easily see or intuit the threat and its impacts. And we have been driven away from society and into our homes; and with it artists have been effectively evicted from their studios to reinvent a productive life within the confines of domestic space. What has happened actually represents an exponential leaping over restrictions (expanding imaginative horizons resulting from shrinking physical world views). And as the world outside isn't there to refer to, an admix of art is being made that touches upon universals such as: ancient myth and legend; the spirals of the mind connecting 19th and 20th mysticism and psychology; the dazzle of 20th century pharmacology; all the glamour of space both real — Cosmonauts and Astronauts and Mars Rovers (at the moment we are marking the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's inaugural manned space flight) and imagined (SciFi and Star Wars); the human body as a site of reinvention; all nature of travel and travels that we can no longer embark upon; and numerous utopia (and their dystopic twins) that the Internet and its poly-tunnels can lead the imagination to. It's a moment of rich, if weird-and-whacky, pickings of art in the times of 21st-century peril — it's fantastical!
LOTS
PHANTASMA

Art has often been at its most imaginative at times of great peril (revolution, war, economic depression) and this is certainly the case in the times of Corona. Oftentimes that peril has been the subject of the art making. This is different today as we cannot easily see or intuit the threat and its impacts. And we have been driven away from society and into our homes; and with it artists have been effectively evicted from their studios to reinvent a productive life within the confines of domestic space. What has happened actually represents an exponential leaping over restrictions (expanding imaginative horizons resulting from shrinking physical world views). And as the world outside isn't there to refer to, an admix of art is being made that touches upon universals such as: ancient myth and legend; the spirals of the mind connecting 19th and 20th mysticism and psychology; the dazzle of 20th century pharmacology; all the glamour of space both real — Cosmonauts and Astronauts and Mars Rovers (at the moment we are marking the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's inaugural manned space flight) and imagined (SciFi and Star Wars); the human body as a site of reinvention; all nature of travel and travels that we can no longer embark upon; and numerous utopia (and their dystopic twins) that the Internet and its poly-tunnels can lead the imagination to. It's a moment of rich, if weird-and-whacky, pickings of art in the times of 21st-century peril — it's fantastical!

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Anastasia Ivanova
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Georgy Pilia
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Alexey Maslyaev
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Nataliia Tsareva
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HISTORY
2020: FICTION & FORECAST NEW GENERATIVE AESTHETICS & WORLDMAKING
The 7th Cosmoscow Foundation charity auction was held as part of the Cosmoscow 2020 fair in partnership with the Embassy of the State of Qatar to the Russian Federation, supported by the Ruinart champagne house and strategic partner v confession agency. Most of the proceeds amounting to €113,900 will benefit the Cosmoscow Foundation. Proceeds from the sale of the work by artist Ramin Nafikov (participant of the 2nd Garage Triennial will benefit the Endowment Fund of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Cosmoscow 2020 Museum of the Year. The evening was hosted by Olga Shelest and Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich. The Off white charity auction took place in the ART SPEED DATING format: three times a night, guests were one on one at the table with a new partner without breaking social distance.
CATALOG
2019
In 2019, the auction featuring 21 lots totaled €104,000. The event took place at the Education center of MMOMA, Cosmoscow 2019 Museum of the Year. Oleg Kulik's "Empire" (€13,000) and "The Golden Rain" by Natalya Gudovich (€10,000) became the top lots of the sale. Andrey Malakhov was the auctioneer and host of the evening. All the proceeds will benefit the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art.
CATALOG
2018
In 2018, the auction totaled €172,000 with 21 lots for sale. It took place at the DI Telegraph and welcomed 120 VIP guests. The event was hosted in partnership with Phillips auction house, the auctioneer was Ivan Urgant. All the proceeds benefited the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art.
CATALOG
2017
In 2017, the auction featuring 17 artworks by Russian and international artists totaled €118,700. It was hosted in partnership with Phillips auction house. The proceeds benefited the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art for the first time.
CATALOG
2016
In 2016, a work by Vladimir Fridkes titled "Svetlana Zakharova. Still Frame" was sold for over €30,000 becoming the top lot of the auction. For three years (2014 to 2016) the auction benefited the Naked Heart Foundation totaling €550,000 in general.
CATALOG
2015
In 2015, the auction featured 20 lots. Submitted by Vogue, a portrait of Diana Vishneva by the French fashion icon Patrick Demarchelier was sold for €24,000 becoming the top lot of the auction.
CATALOG
2014
In 2014, the first Off white charity auction of contemporary art totaled €209,500 with all the proceeds benefiting Natalia Vodianova's Naked Heart Foundation.
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