Art on paper (prints and drawings) is one of the most democratic and rapidly growing areas of contemporary art and collecting in Russia. Each copy from the artist’s limited edition is a completely developed artwork. All copies within the edition are created by the artist (or with their direct participation) and are signed and numbered. When purchasing a limited edition artwork, the buyer is issued a certificate of authenticity by the artist or gallery.
Interest in art on paper increased during the pandemic. This happened for a number of reasons, including affordability and the wide range of artists working with prints and drawings as their medium of choice. However, this rapid rise in popularity has also posed a number of new questions for both experienced collectors and newcomers. The joint lecture course by Garage and Gazprombank, the Museum’s partner since December 2020, will help participants to better understand the specific nature and nuances of art on paper.
The launch of the lecture cycle is not accidental, as it embraces two significant events in the field of printmaking: the Art-Space-Hopping weekend and Vkus Bumagi Print Market. Lecturers include the organizers of an online auction and a contemporary art fair, an artist and archive conservator, and a collector and curator, who will share their knowledge of where to look for, how to choose, and how to buy art on paper, how to give it as a gift, and how to keep and develop a collection.