Graphic Arts Fair 2010
March 31 - April 4, 2010
Fifth Fair for Graphic Arts
Drawing, pastel, watercolor, etching, photograph
31 March - 4 April 2010
New Manege (3/3 Georgievsky Pereulok)
Preview: 31 March at 6 pm
European etchings of the 18th and 19th centuries; aquatints by the
celebrated Debucourt; Soviet graphic art of the 1920s; unique sketches
from the Second World War by students of the Grekov Art Studio; graphic
works by major artists of the 1960s; computer collage in the genre of
“new socialist realism”; neo-petroglyphic abstract art from a French
gallery; mystic photography and special projects – all these you will
find at the anniversary art fair “HudGraph”.
This year HudGraph celebrates its fifth anniversary – this is the fifth
time it is convened and already it has become a remarkable and eagerly
awaited event among the Moscow art projects.
More than thirty participants will offer for sale various art works in
classical and contemporary styles of easel graphics, drawings by famous
artists, posters, photographs and other unique works on paper.
One of the special projects of HudGraph this year is devoted to the
theme of the Patriotic War of 1812, prepared by the gallery “Old
Etchings”. Graphic plates on the subject will be displayed at the fair.
Among them visitors will see two rare aquatints by the celebrated
Debucourt, which are rare exhibits of museum value.
HudGraph continues their successful project from last year:
“Masterpieces of Soviet Graphic Art”, which will include the exhibition
“We are from Leningrad” by graphic artists of the Leningrad school such
as the famous Pyotr Konchalovsky, Filip Malyavin, V. Tyagunov –
presented by the gallery “Private Collection”; and also graphic works by
some famous artists of the 1960s such as Boris Sveshnikov, Vladimir
Nemukhin, Oscar Rabin, Dmitry Plavinsky, Lev Kropivnitsky, V. Yakovlev,
Oleg Tselkov – presented by the Private Collection of Arsen Martirosyan.
The “Cultproject” Gallery is preparing a large exposition of the
Soviet-time cartoonists. Soviet graphic art of the 1920s will be
presented at the stand of the Art Foundation “New Gallery” and in the
illustrated catalogue Romanticism of Socialist Realism: the Reverse Side
released by the Foundation to mark its 20th anniversary.
Several more stands at the art fair will be devoted exclusively to the
European etchings of the 18th and 19th centuries. “Journeys” could be
named as the unifying theme of the private collection on display:
through the eyes of the artists we can see how Moscow and St Petersburg,
Rome and London, Paris and Kamchatka, looked 200 and 300 years ago.
Contemporary art will also offer striking specimens at HudGraph. .
Executed in the technique of computer collage combined with the genre of
New Socialist Realism “Exeampla Imperiale Soveticum” by Mikhail Zaikin
will be one of the most extraordinary projects at this year’s art fair.
La Galerie Io Illy from France will present neo-rock abstract art by the
artist Io Illy based on four human senses and three sources: Kandinsky
abstractions, French Impressionism, and ancient rock paintings.
The Manege Gallery will show the graphic part of Mikhail Tikhonov’s
project “The Nile, the Tigris, and the Euphrates”. Three-figure drawing
compositions symbolizing the three mythological rivers present a
striking example of modern-day nude drawing.
Photography at this graphic art fair is always genuine art involving
elaborate pre-print treatment. Suffice it to mention the series of
mystical pictures by Svetlana Zadorina “Fidel’s Coevals”, based on her
Cuban travel impressions; the photo-landscapes by Sergei Kosyanov, and
the works by Victor Pushkin and Svetlana Rumak, the Grand Prix winners
of the international festival of professional photography “Master”.
Also participating in HudGraph are the following galleries:
NEO-CLASSICA, EÀST MEETS WEST GALLERY, ART QUARTER, ARS LONGA, EXPO-88,
ASTI, MANEGE ART GALLERY, FOUR-WHEELS GALLERY, 5-DOM from ZHUKOVSKY,
SEVEN-NAILS GALLERY, INDIGO ART, SVETLANA SAZHINA GALLERY, ON THE YAR
GALLERY, MOSCOW-ST PETE STUDIO, MIRROR GALLERY, ARBOR GROUP, LÀTIKAÀRT.
RU, PROVENANCE, SUNNY SQUARE, LITO.
Open to the public: 1-3 April (11 am to 8 pm) and 4 April (11 am to 7 pm)
Preview: 31 march at 6 pm
Office: (495) 692 3739