7-9 September 2018

Collector’s Eye 2018, Project Organized by Smart Art, To Help Cosmoscow Guests To Overcome The Fear Of Missing Out

July 23, 2018

This year, Collector’s Eye contemporary art exhibition of private loans, which takes place on an annual basis as part of Cosmoscow non-commercial programme, will take an unusual turn with a new concept. The FOMO SAPIENS project will run as a pop-up center of cognitive practices representing works of Russian and international contemporary artists, such as Evgeny Antufiev, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Cyprien Gaillard, Anastasia Potemkina, Alexander Povzner, Richard Prince and Sergey Sapozhnikov. The FOMO SAPIENS project, curated by Maria Kramar and organized by Smart Art, will provide Cosmoscow guests with an opportunity to get into the privacy of their own minds and draw attention to their inner selves.

“In recent years, interest in various mindfulness practices has been growing significantly. With ever- increasing frequency, academic periodicals write about how understanding oneself, including emotions, body, breathing, movements, and desires, along with acceptance of the outside world leads to changes in the brain structure and particularly to a decrease of the stress level. Such practices are also indispensable in choosing artworks because only a state of complete concentration allows you to make a conscious choice,” said Maria Kramar, curator of the project.

The exhibition will include artworks from Russian private collections. Such format will once again demonstrate the interest of Russian collectors to the local and international artists. “This year, we will show a new project by Sveta Shuvaeva in the frames of Parallel Programme. Managing the Collector's Eye thematic exhibition is quite another matter. It is a very important and pleasant mission since for several years now we have been solving one of the most difficult tasks – being an intermediary between young artists and a new generation of collectors. We are grateful for placing confidence in us and are happy to let art lovers from all over the world know how rapidly collecting is developing in Russia and how diverse are the interests of Russian collectors,” – the organizers, Anastasia Karneeva and Ekaterina Vinokurova from Smart Art, further commented.

“This year, the Cosmoscow fair once again sets new records for the number of participants. We will offer our guests an extremely diverse programme. Therefore, I am very pleased that there will be a separate area where, with the help of art, anyone will get a chance to restore their emotional balance and overcome the feelings of anxiety that are an integral part of life in a modern metropolis,” added Margarita Pushkina, Founding Director of Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair and Founder of Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art.

Cosmoscow fair is supported by Main Partner Qatar Airways, Strategic Partner Credit Suisse, Official Partner Beluga and Official Hotel St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya.

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