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In master classes and a four day exhibition will bring together 38 artists from 16 countries.

From 26 to 29 September on the territory of Trekhgornij factory interactive will host the II international festival of contemporary art Artlife Fest. It will be attended by 38 artists from 16 countries.

The festival in the exhibition hall of “Hope” (Rochdelskaya street 15, building 24) will be a special exhibition. The exhibition includes 200 works, made in different technique. Part of the paintings integrated into the VR environment, they can be studied with the help of augmented reality technology.

“The project is really interesting, wonderful. We support contemporary art. Seven or eight of these large events held in recent times. Created new complexes of modern art”, — he told

Sergei Sobyanin during the inspection of the festival exhibitions.

The mayor also thanked the artists who came to Moscow to take part in Artlife Fest. “I think that Muscovites appreciate your work”, — said Sergey Sobyanin.

Artlife Fest — the largest international contemporary art festival, organized by the online Academy of painting with support from ArtLife Department of culture of Moscow. It was first held in 2018. Then it was attended by 30 artists from around the world. For four days the site was visited by over 10 thousand people, participants of the master classes there were 700 guests and the audience — over a thousand people.

The program of the present Artlife Fest 16 master-classes by Russian and foreign artists. In the days of the festival will run a lecture hall with 150 students, in the schedule more than 20 speakers and wide range of interesting and relevant topics.

In addition, right at the festival will create several new works of art. The work can be observed in real time.

“I’m glad that our festival has also become traditional, the second festival this year was held with the support of the city and through the city we were able to organise such a huge event,” said Anastasia Andreeva, curator of the Artlife Fest.

Artlife Fest Headliners 2019:

— Helen Bullock (UK) — fashion Illustrator, her clients include Ralph Lauren, Phoebe English, Liberty London, Louis Vuitton, Anthropologie, Sunday Fashion Magazine, GQ Style, AnOthers

— Anna Berezovskaya (Russia) — artist, works in the style of poetic realism and regularly exhibited abroad

Blair Breitenstein (USA) is one of the leading illustrators of the fashion world, collaborating with fashion houses Chanel, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, magazines Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Tatler, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Allure and others

— Kostya Butler (Canada) is a canadian artist of Russian origin, whose original paintings are exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums and are in private collections in Europe, the United States and Canada

— Liu Yi (China) — master of watercolor, his paintings receive top awards, major exhibitions and festivals

— Joseph Lee (USA) — a self-taught artist, creates a unique abstract portraits in his own technique.

As support contemporary art in Moscow

In 2018-2019, the Moscow Government has supported seven major exhibition projects dedicated to contemporary art.

Among them:

— International month of photography in Moscow “Photobiennale-2018”, April 12 — may 27, 2018, the Central exhibition hall “Manege”.

One of Europe’s largest photo festivals, which takes place every two years since 1996. The exhibition was dedicated to three major topics: “Diversity photo”, “Italy in focus”, “Japan in focus”

— contemporary art exhibition “Here and now” 1-20 August 2018, Central exhibition hall “Manege”.

A major review of contemporary art, which aims to define new artistic trends and directions that bring together contemporary art with the city life. The exhibition presented more than 50 projects in different genres, such as theatre, film, installations, sound-art, video-art, performance. Here also there were concerts of contemporary music, screenings of contemporary dance, workshops

— Biennale “Artmosphere”, August 30 — October 17, 2018, Large wine storage center for contemporary art “Winery”.

The Biennale was held in the format of a large collective exhibition of street art. The educational part included documentary film festival about street art, the festival of street culture, the creation of a mural on the façade of the famous urban artist Shepard Fairey

— exhibition “Pokras Lampas. /Life/ one artist. Entrance is free”, 6-27 September 2018, the New arena.

Within 20 days Pokras Lampas simultaneously worked on canvases, installations and Manifesto. Open workshop functioned in the usual interdisciplinary artist format: in addition to the easel and canvases, there is a fashion Studio and co-working space, have joined the well-known Russian models, photographers, bloggers, friends and colleagues of the artist.

The exhibition also included a master class/performance to create works of art and public talk with the artists

The first international interactive festival of contemporary art Artlife Fest, 4-7 October 2018, Tryokhgornaya manufactory.

The mission of the festival is to show how classical painting is changing with time, taking new forms and reflecting the trends of today. The festival was attended by 30 artists from different countries. There is also the master-classes and lectures

— contemporary art exhibition “Here and now. Atlas creative studios of Moscow”, 26 July — 25 August 2019, the Central exhibition hall “Manege”.

The exhibition covered all areas of modern art — from painting, sculpture and photography to theatre and new technologies. The project supervised by the architect Yuri Avvakumov, brought together on one site 12 contemporary artists who teach in different institutions.

The educational program included lectures, workshops, practical exercises, screenings and discussion, creation of sketches, experimental laboratory, and other activities

— II international festival of contemporary interactive art Artlife Fest, September 26-29, 2019, exhibition hall “Hope” — a former building of the factory “Tryokhgornaya manufactory”.

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