Dr. Kadir Topbaş Kültür Ve Sanat Merkezi
Moscow Gallery «Rumak Art Gallery» participates for the first time in the top international art fair «ArtContact Istanbul 2023» on June 1-4.
This is the gallery’s second art fair in Turkey (the first was ArtAnkara 2023), but this time the gallery’s exposition is really grandiose.
Rumak Art Gallery presents 440 sq. m. meters, 71 artists and about 354 paintings from different cities of Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Naberezhnye Chelny, Samara, Novosibirsk, Togliatti, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Kazan, Sochi, Ulan-Ude and others), as well as from 9 countries — Georgia, Norway, England, Turkey, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus.
For the guests of the exhibition in Istanbul, Rumak Art Gallery also presents a wide additional cultural program.
The Yakut Cultural Association «Yakutder» with the famous Yakut artist Semyon Lukansi, as well as the young Istanbul gallery «Oska», representing 4 famous Dagestani artists and a talented Kazakhstani artist, participate for the first time in the Rumak Art Gallery pavilion.
Estonian sculptor Kirill Grekov, invited by Rumak Art Gallery, arrived a month before the start of the exhibition and created a 2-meter marble sculpture dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey. Art lovers will have a unique opportunity to watch the creation of a work live during the days of the exhibition.
The sculptor graduated from one of the best academic schools in the world — the St. Petersburg Art Academy. Repin.
Another gift for Istanbul residents from the gallery is a personal exhibition and a live master class from the famous Russian artist Alexander Shadrin at one of the stands of the gallery. Alexander is one of the most outstanding artists of the modern Russian impressionistic school of painting.
The artist calls his art sensual in a perceptual and metaphorical dimension. Guests of the exhibition will be able to see the master at work — within two days Alexander Shadrin will create a picture with a view of Istanbul.
During the exhibition in the central pavilion of the gallery, talented Russian musician and composer Eric Markovsky, who in 2023 received the Golden Mask Award for the best composer’s work, will perform with his work.
Rumak Art Gallery is a gallery founded by Svetlana Rumak, a Moscow painter with more than 30 years of active creative experience, producer and leading expert of the international online art school, where more than 17,000 Russian—speaking artists from more than 50 countries are currently studying.
In Turkey, Rumak Art Gallery traditionally cooperates with curator Aigul Okutan, who has lived in Istanbul for more than 15 years and has long established herself as a creative art curator and organizer of interesting art projects in Turkey and Russia.
The international art Fair «ArtContact Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair» is one of the most significant art fairs in Turkey.
This year, more than 150 galleries, about 1,500 artists and sculptors participate in the ArtContact exhibition, the authors represent more than 20 countries (among them — Korea, Italy, Iran, Spain, Pakistan, Slovakia, Germany, Albania, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, etc.).
The ArtContact exhibition is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of art, get acquainted with modern trends in painting, graphics and sculpture, as well as communicate live with artists, listen to famous curators at art history conferences, enjoy music concerts and master classes by famous artists.