We are happy to announce that Fragment gallery has become one of funding partners for Center Stage initiative to support LGBTQIA+ artists and curators in early career stage. Center Stage is a new non-profit project conducting international open calls, funding and organising exhibitions, publishing zines, and helping artists in early career stages to visit important artistic residencies.
Fragment gallery share with Center Stage same values and stand for diversity, equality, respect of LGBTQIA+ rights, and act against any types of discrimination, including homo- and transphobia, and oppression of any kind. We think it’s crucially important to show people in Russia diverse range of art especially in time when new anti-human laws are intended to be applied by the Russian government.
More information on first international open call call can be found here: www.centerstage.family (or on Instagram: centerstage.family).
Among confirmed jurors: Antonio Sergio Bessa (chief curator of The Bronx Museum of the Arts), Lee Pivnik (co-founder of The Institute of Queer Ecology), Anastasiia Fedorova (curator and writer, founder of Russian.Queer.Revolution project), Alexander Burenkov (curator of the Cosmoscow Foundation), Slava Mogutin (artist and writer), Chris Bogia (artist and executive director of Fire Island Artist Residency), Sergey Guschin (Fragment gallery founder).