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This contemporary art gallery is known as one of the best privately owned galleries in Moscow. It is located in the cultural heart of Moscow. The gallery's collection contains nearly 1,000 unique pieces of art. Many of Moscow's young and successful artists got their first shot at the limelight at this gallery. In keeping with the experimental feel of the gallery, primitivism, abstractionist and postmodernist works feature prominently.
On January 14 1997, Alexander Shilov presented 300 of his works to the city of Moscow, a contribution which still forms the basis of this museum. Shilov was born in 1943; in 1973, he graduated from the Moscow Surikov Art Institute. He became known in the 1970s after his works graced the walls of some prestigious Moscow exhibitions. The gallery is located in the historical quarter of Moscow, in a 19th-century house built by the famous Russian architect Tiurin.
It looks a bit like a huge storage warehouse or a factory, and not because of the huge advertising hoarding on the roof. This is in fact one of the best centres of Russian art in the country. Opened in 1980, this vast exhibition of modern Soviet and Russian art, covers a whopping 10,000 square meters of floor space. The gallery presents more than 300 different exhibits every year and hosts a massive 600,000 visitors. Exhibtions cover a wide variety of styles and forms of art and since 1980, it has hosted a series of Western Artists exhibits. This includes works by artists, such as Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon and Giorgio Morandi. The main exhibition upstairs is a chronological continuation of the Tretiakov Gallery - a superb collection of 20th-century Soviet art, including works by Kandinskii and Malevich.
Found in the heart of Moscow, Triumph Gallery is home to some striking works of art by the region's established as well as emerging artists. Set up by Dmitry Khankin and Emelyan Zakharov in the year 2006, the gallery's focus remains contemporary art masterpieces and creations by international and noted Russian painters. Triumph collaborates with several renowned art virtuosos like Alexander Vinogradov, Vladimir Dubossarksy and Alexei Beliayev-Guintovt, among others. It also provides a great platform to debutante artists to showcase their works to a large audience.
This was the first private gallery to open in post-Soviet Russia (November 1990 to be exact). The original aim of founder Marat Guelman was to promote the works of lesser-known artists. Many of the artists showcased here have ended up as big players on the Moscow arts scene. The gallery also became very well known after the organization of several non-commercial projects, the goal of which was to promote pluralism in the arts in a post-socialist society.