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Ruinart Art Patronat winner: Margo Trushina

Maison Ruinart the house of Champagne and the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art announce the name of the Ruinart Art Patronat grant winner, a young artist Margo Trushina who will get a chance to implement her new project and to present it at the 8th Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair.

Margo Trushina will present a new project title Salon Vert. Within a specially designed construction, Trushina will create a mythical garden with plants and singing stones as its main characters telling us about the abundance and fragility of nature. Each of these hybrid objects will have its own “voice”, which will sound at a touch by the audience. The soundscape for the installation will be created together with the Playtronica Laboratory.

Margo Trushina: 
“For me, the Ruinart Art Patronat award is a powerful stimulus to carry on my current research. I am very glad that thanks to this opportunity I can finally work with the Playtronica team. The Salon Vert was conceived as a “green” zone at Cosmoscow suited for relaxation and a brief disconnection from the surrounding fuss. In this project, interaction with the audience is a necessary element, and the implementation of this installation as part of the Cosmoscow fair will become an important condition for its existence.” 

Margo Trushina is an established artist with a European contemporary art education (Royal College of Arts, London Chelsea College of Art and Design). In her art, she deals with installation, sculpture, video and photography. Margo was born in Moscow in 1981. She currently lives and works in London and Moscow. She graduated from the Moscow State University (BA in Journalism) and ICA, Moscow. She was the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize finalist, UK. Her works were exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Turin; 5th Moscow Biennale, etc.