About gallery

 

Founded in December 2016, Fragment Gallery works with young artists that have already begun to make a name for themselves. The gallery is currently working with Kirill Basalaev, Ilmira Bolotyan, Zina Isupova, Andrey Syaylev, Farhad Farzaliyev, Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov, and others. One of gallery’s goals is to promote these artists in Russia and Europe. As its name (“Fragment”) suggests, the gallery constantly represents different fragments and cross-sections of contemporary art that are relevant today. The gallery focuses above all on the partnership with young artists and curators and incessantly searches for new names. In spring 2017, Fragment Gallery announced an international open call, to which artist from 11 countries submitted over 300 applications. In all, the gallery will implement 9 projects in 2017. The gallery represents not only Russian but also foreign artists. In 2017 thus in international cultural cooperation there have been implemented two projects: personal exhibitions Azerbaijan Baroque by Azerbaijani artist Farhad Farzaliyev and The Area of the Unreliable by Ukrainian artist Zina Isupova.

In addition to holding exhibitions and promoting artists, the gallery engages general public in educational activities. To this end, each exhibition is accompanied by a series of public lectures and other educational events. Many lectures are held in the gallery within educational activities, covering a wide questions, linking up not only with theory and history of contemporary art, but sociocultural issues too.

In 2017, Fragment Gallery participated in the Cosmoscow Moscow International Art Fair with works by Alexey Martins and Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov. The Fragment Gallery stand got the prize for the best Cosmoscow stand with the mention “for the holism of statement, the best exposition and conceptual decision, and the most elegant composition”. The gallery’s founder Sergey Guschin is also the owner of the Art in Style Award. The Art in Style Award was established in 2017 on the 5th anniversary of the Cosmoscow Fair by its general media partner, the magazine InStyle, and handed out for the first time.