Full of Wine and Optimism
On 24th January, the VinZavod (Wine Factory) Art Centre proved to be exactly the right place to bring together many of Moscow’s artists and members of the beau-monde, who officially came to celebrate the opening of an exhibition called ‘I Believe: A Project of Artistic Optimism’ – an event organised under the umbrella of the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Unofficially, the excellent mulled wine was what people really believed in.
The evening was organised by marka:ff, and supported by the real estate company MIAN led by Alexander Senatorov, and Nescafe Alterico. With Oleg Kulik as the curator, it was no surprise that some big name artists were showing their work: Blue Noses, Aidan Salakhova; two among many. Very few people, however, realized that the giant excavator parked under covers at the entrance was in fact an ‘installation’ and not a part of the building works.