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Art Galleries (entry)

Categories / Art/Fine Arts/Exhibition Halls, Galleries, Festivals

ART GALLERIES. The first art galleries were public, cooperative and private companies that appeared in Leningrad in the mid-1980s. They disrupted the monopoly of state organizations and the Union of Artists on exhibition activity. Objectives of art galleries include exhibiting, researching and promoting modern art and selling works of art. Gallery movement is the basis of reviving free art market in St. Petersburg. Galleries have a set of important cultural initiatives. In 1989, the gallery Ariadna (located in Profsoyouzov Boulevard, today 11 Konnogvardeysky Boulevard) organized the large city exhibition From Informal Art to Perestroika. In 1996-2000, the gallery Apollon (13 Millionnaya Street) held a series of exhibitions Origins and Sources - Russian Avant-garde XX which presented works of modern artists next to paintings of avant-garde classics. The Art-Collegia Gallery (64 Ligovsky Avenue) initiated the city Biennale of modern art (from 1994). In 1990, the Manege Central Exhibition Hall held the Festival of Leningrad Galleries. As of 2003, St. Petersburg had over 50 art galleries, including: Art-Gavan (1 Morskoy Slavy Square), Borey-Art, D-137 (90/92 Nevsky Prospect), Valensia (5 Prospect Bakunina), Mikhailov Gallery (53 Liteiny Prospect), Gildia Masterov (82 Nevsky Prospect), Delta (51 Nevsky Prospect), Mitki-VKhUTEMAS (16 Pravda Street), Palitra (5 Malaya Morskaya Street), SPAS (93 Moika River Embankment), et al. Several art galleries oriented on the latest trends in art are located in the Pushkinskaya-10 cultural centre (see Free Culture). Art galleries participate jointly in the city's artistic efforts (festivals Autumn Photo-marathon, 1998; Informal Capital, 2000; and programme Abstraction in Russia: the 20th century, 2001-02, et al).

O. L. Leikind, D.Y. Severyukhin.

Bakunina Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 5
Konnogvardeisky Boulevard/Saint Petersburg, city, house 11
Ligovsky Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 64
Liteiny Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 53
Malaya Morskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 5
Millionnaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 13
Moika River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 93
Morskaya Slavy Square/Saint Petersburg, city, house 1
Nevsky prospect/Saint Petersburg, city, house 90/92
Nevsky prospect/Saint Petersburg, city, house 82
Nevsky prospect/Saint Petersburg, city, house 51
Pravdy St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 16

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Free Culture, association