1st St. Petersburg Art Fair 1703

St. Petersburg Art Fair 1703 was initiated by Gazprom PJSC and is supported by the St. Petersburg Culture Committee. The project aims to popularize contemporary art, develop the practice of collecting and unite members of the art community.

On June 19, 2022, the first St. Petersburg Art Fair 1703 finished its work in the Manege Central Exhibition Hall. A large-scale contemporary art fair has been needed in St. Petersburg for a long time. The city not only retains its status as a cultural capital, but is also rightly proud of its long tradition of private collecting.

In 2022, the first St. Petersburg Art Fair 1703 attracted more than two dozen of Russia’s leading contemporary art galleries.

From June 16 to June 19, 2022, three sections of the fair, Galleries, Collections, and Digital Art, worked for the residents and guests of St. Petersburg in the Manege Central Exhibition Hall, where the audience could get acquainted with the entire spectrum of artistic practices, current trends in contemporary art and the main types of collections. Collections section presented three large-scale curatorial special projects by Marina Gisich Gallery, KGallery and the Béton Center for Visual Culture.

Fair 1703 was enthusiastically welcomed by creative industry professionals and representatives of leading cultural institutions, and was widely supported by guests and residents of the city, as over 10,000 people visited the fair over four days.

An educational lecture hall, organized in cooperation with the Masters School, ran parallel to the fair for all four days, with art-mediations and discussions about the future of classical and digital art, meta universes, collection trends, and the integration of science, technology and creativity. Broadcasts of the lecture events were watched by more than 320,000 people in total.

In the world practice art fairs have established themselves as effective platforms for new names promotion and galleries support, communication between authors, art critics, collectors and a wide audience interested in the art industry. The experience of the Fair 1703 was no exception — 20 galleries of commercial sections sold more than 150 works during these four days. A total of 120 artists’ works were displayed at the fair.

More information about the fair can be found at https://1703af.ru/

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