At the opening of the Russian Creative Week on August 26, AGA held a discussion dedicated to art in an urban environment “Urban + art: why art industry is necessary for a modern city.” Gallery owner, member of the Association Dmitry Khankin, chief architect of Moscow The discussion was attended by Sergey Kuznetsov, founder of art fair "Art-Moscow" Vasily Bychkov and artist Misha Most were invited to participate in the discussion. The discussion was moderated by gallery owner and AGA participant Alina Kryukova.
As a part of the discussion, experts discussed how the art industry is represented in Moscow today, and what opportunities will open up for the city and the art community in the future. The speakers made a proposal for organizing a public art biennial in Moscow, as well as systematizing major cultural projects that could become a center of attraction for tourists and art market players.
On August 27, the second discussion of the Association of Galleries was held, dedicated to the formation of state collections of contemporary art in art museums.
The discussion was attended by:
Sophia Trotsenko,founder of Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, member of the board of the AGA
Maria Bukova, Director of the Museum Center "Peace Square"
Tatiana Gafar, Deputy General Director Director for the Development of New Museum Spaces of the State Tretyakov Gallery
Nikolay Palazhchenko, Head of the Art Management and Gallery Business Faculty at the RMA Business School
Sergey Popov, founder of pop / off / art gallery
Dmitry Khankin, co-owner of Triumph gallery
Olga Turchina, senior researcher at MMOMA, art critic, curator
The discussion was moderated by museum blogger Kirill Vishnepolsky
Within the discussion “New cultural heritage: formation of state collections of Contemporary Art in Art Museums”, the participants shared their own experience and discussed possible ways of solving existing problems in matters of museum purchases. Experts came to the conclusion that it is important to support the formation of museum collections through purchases not only from federal, but also from regional museums by improving the mechanics of the process, as well as increasing funding.