Past, Present & Future of Contemporary Russian Art
On the 17th of April, Erarta London joined forces with the ‘Gift of Life’ Foundation and hosted an elegant private reception at the gallery spaces on Berkeley Street. The guests of honour were Russian actresses Dina Korzun and Chulpan Khamatova who are also the founders of the charity dedicated to help children suffering from cancer. The event was developed around an exhibition showing contemporary artworks by the non-conformist artists Vladimir Ovchinikov, Vyacheslav Mikhailov, Iliya Gaponov, Rinat Voligamsi and the emerging artists Denis Patrakeev and Alexandre Dashevsky. Proceeds from the sales of the paintings were directly donated to the Gift of Life foundation that was founded last year but has gained widespread popularity all over Russia.
Erarta London has emerged as a new, dynamic and involved gallery dedicated to contemporary Russian art; one of the few such niche galleries London presents. This charity event was part of an ambitious two-year programme that aims to put contemporary Russian art on the buying map of a wider audience of collectors who are taping into the emerging markets. Diego Giolitti, the Director of the gallery, must be on the right track as the guests who attended the event were of various nationalities, brought together by their passion for new Russian art. Past, Present & Future, reflected on the emerging artistic tradition of contemporary Russian painting, where there is no longer a struggle for expression but recognition of history and a movement forward.
The event was generously supported by Millennium Hotel, Snow Queen vodka and Only Roses. www.erartagalleries.com