WINZAVOD - Moscow Centre for Contemporary Art

Located only 15 minutes by car from the heart of Russia the Kremlin this former winery is now the heart of the country's burgeoning contemporary art scene. Once filled with the intoxicating aroma of wine, today it is filled with the heady excitement of creation where the new history of Russian art is being made.

Winzavod consists of seven buildings with a total space of 20,000 square meters (215,000 square feet) located on privately owned, gated property. Four of the country's most prestigious contemporary galleries moved here as soon as the space was open: XL, Aidan, M&J Guelman, and Regina. And eight more galleries have recently opened: Proun, Atelier #2, Meglinskaya, Art+Art, ArtBerloga, Paperworks, Fotoloft Gallery, and Gallery.photographer.ru. Winzavod is also home to artists' studios, a photography studio, an advertising agency, an avant-garde clothing store, a styling school, an art supply store, a bookstore and a stylish art-cafe.

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And Water Flows Beneath the Ice / North Korean Contemporary Art

December 17, 2010 January 30, 2011
The White Hall

And Water Flows Beneath the Ice is the first exhibition to show North Korean contemporary art in Russia. Contemporary North Korean visual art is comprised of an alliance between Korean painting and the legacy of the Soviet school of painting. North Korea has successfully avoided directly copying Socialist Realist devices and set out to support national painting traditions. By the turn of the century North Korean art formed a recognizable artistic style one could call Juche Socialist Realism and which bears the traces of both Communist ideals and a profound connection with its Korean aesthetic heritage. So much as learning about the existence of this artistic movement was previously impossible due both to the isolation of the DPRK itself and the political sanctions imposed on it. In that sense, the exhibition at Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art in association with Mansudae Art Studio is an unprecedented event. This is an attempt to cut a hole in the ideological ice in which our impressions of the DPRK are frozen and make a different kind of information cultural information accessible. Most of the works at the exhibition were made in Korean painting, the most representative NorthKorean technique, a subject of natural pride whose history stretches back more than 2,000 years. In addition to korean painting, the exhibition features embroidery, mosaics, and poster art.

Sergei Sapozhnikov - Withdrawal

December 10, 2010 - January 25, 2011
Paperworks Gallery

Sergei Sapozhnikovs appearance on the Moscow art scene has been accompanied by the same kind of electricity that flows through his work. A graduate of a provincial university, Sapozhnikov was rapidly propelled to the most prestigious training institutes in Moscow, participating in exhibitions in Russia and abroad and curating art festivals in his home town of Rostov-on-Don. "In a series of landscape photographs, presented at his personal exhibition, Withdrawal, at Paperworks Gallery the human body is shot with angles so daring that one is immediately reminded of Rodchenko. Yet if the classic of Russian avant-garde linked the decisive contours of his turning figures to the social and cultural context, here the body is somewhat in opposition to its surroundings. The dichotomy of the figure is particularly evident in the landscape series, where the body is perceived as the core of the whole composition".

Nalbi - New Works

December 10, 2010 - January 23, 2011
Art+Art Gallery

Nalbi's drawings and paintings affect the essence of art and the representation of a reality. They possess a poetic value, which simultaneously lends intensity to his abstractions. Moreover his works can be placed in a very subtle color palette. The artist paints layer by layer with a clearly visible brushwork that he sets above the other, giving his paintings a haptic quality. The surface alludes to the individual segments of the layers below. The colors in his works are not uniform and flat, but nuanced and indicate space.


December 1, 2010 January 30, 2011
Gallery Photographer.ru

Gallery Photographer.ru in cooperation with Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York City) is pleased to advance the first in Russia exhibition of an outstanding American photographer and New York School member Saul Leiter. For two month Leiter`s color prints that brought their author glory of innovator half a century ago and still seem amazing will be exhibited in the Bottling Hall, Winzavod Contemporary Art Center. Saul Leiter`s work is in the collections of MOMA; the Victoria and Albert Museum; the National Gallery of Australia; the Albertina Museum; Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin; and other prestigious public and private collections.

Max Sauco - Deep in your soul. Part II

December 15, 2010 January 30, 2011
Fotoloft Gallery

Definition of his genre as photomanipulations raise more questions than gives answers: manipulations with what? With technics, consciousness, models, or life? In any case, this approach seems to be the most fair since the artist is not ashamed of his private world, its seeming paradoxicality; and the attempt to visualize it by surrealism is an attempt to startle the spectator out of inertial thinking.

Make - The Wall

January, 2011
The Wall Project

The Wall Project at WINZAVOD presents a new graffiti "The Wall" by Make. On "The Wall" the author recreates a conventional fragment of urban environment which could be seen if the wall wasnt there. We got used to handling problems by understanding and solving. In this case the main problem is the wall between Winzavod and the street, between the people, between the artist and the audience. And if physical destruction of this wall of misunderstanding is impossible, simulation is the only way. The author creates an illusion of vacuum in his project trying to show that in fact neither the wall nor the artist, nor the problem exist only open space without frontiers.


Claire Fontaine - Fighting Gravity

February 2 - March 12, 2011
Regina Gallery

Fighting Gravity aims to approach the threatening magma deposited inside our lives by the recent economical crisis. Since the blatant failure of the mechanisms that supported the legitimacy of liberal capitalism was accompanied by a general impunity and a lack of public protests, we are left with the feeling that the only law that remains un-negotiable is the law of gravity. Fighting Gravity is itself a 'double exhibition' taking place at the same time in Moscow and London, questioning the meaning of opening a gallery with the same name and the same owner in two cities.

'Eli Kuka', Valery Tchtaq - Opening 1 February

February 2 - March 12, 2011
ReginaBerloga Gallery

ReginaBerloga Gallery is glad to announce a new project of 'Eli Kuka' and Valery Tchtaq 'Opening 1 February'.

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Concept store ara&Co at WINZAVOD

Opening hours: from 11:00 till 21:00. Without off-days

Australian company Cara&Co launched one-of-a-kind project at WINZAVOD. It is concept store, combining intellectual fashion, art, design and music. Cara&Co's philosophy is luxury intellectual fashion. There are not only clothes and accessories here, but books about fashion history, author's editions of the best haute cuisine chefs' books, collector photo albums, rare Ds, designer pieces of interior and cosmetics.

Zurzum Cafe at WINZAVOD

Opening hours: from 10:00 till 23:00

You should try here smoked duck breast salad with raspberry dressing, pork medallions with mashed potatoes, shrimps with piri-piri, black pasta with salmon, and different desserts: nuts-and-honey, chocolate-banana, whortleberry. Free Wi-Fi!

SuperARTmarket Peredvizhnik (Itinerant) at WINZAVOD

Opening hours: from 10:00 till 22:00. Without off-days

There is the third shop of SuperARTmarket Peredvizhnik multistore system at WINZAVOD, where you can find wide range of items, self-service, kind personnel and comfortable cafe. Our new shop is the biggest shop for painters in Moscow. You can see at WINZAVOD now not only masterpieces, but materials these art-works were made of.

Bookstore Falanster at WINZAVOD

Opening hours: from 11:00 till 21:00. Without off-days

Bookstore Falanster at WINZAVOD is one of the unofficial culture centers of the capital. We hold literary soirees and sell rare books you cannot find in other shops - history, philosophy and politics.

The school of art collectors and connoisseurs

The school of art collectors and connoisseurs offers a series of lectures made up of 25 and 10 classes on different subjects, including evening and day-time courses, practical sessions at museums, modern art galleries, antique shops and artists' studios. The school of art collectors and connoisseurs is not only an educational centre but also a community of people who view art as their way of life and want to gain in-depth knowledge of the art market.


Opening hours: from 11:00 till 21:00

Let there is the Great Art-revolution in photography! JOIN PHOTOUNDERGROUND! We will help you to prepare and realize any kind of Photo-project: art, concept, exhibition and interior! At your disposal: PhotoUnderground lab, printing office, you can buy at our shop photo equipments and materials as well as books about photography!

Art-labs for children at WINZAVOD

There are art-workshops and different studios for children at WINZAVOD. Also we hold parties, events and presentations. Learning process is organized here in the form of seminars and free communication with Masters. There are cheerful art-classes for children.

Center of meditation and cultural development Indrikgrad

Opening hours: from 7:30 till 23:00. Without off-days

Here is the experimental culture center with its unique home aura. You can study very different things here and from the several Masters at the same time: yoga, kickboxing, painting, fencing, dance, vocal, drawing, Russian and other languages, playing musical instruments. To study everything you haven't got time before. To study for yourself not for diploma.

Accessories shop of Olga Soldatova

First shop Accessories by Olga Soldatova was opened at WINZAVOD. You can buy vanguard knick-knackery by Olga Soldatova for home interior or for yourself. Olga Soldatova is a big-style designer. She makes everything. Once chosen her shining like aurora polaris dream style she can create her own world - from the shining star to wall-mounted boards.

Furniture and art-deco accessories at WINZAVOD

Showroom Transatlantique was opened at WINZAVOD. This store is rare place where one can buy original art-deco furniture and pieces of interior. All items are perfectly preserved or carefully restored.

Design-studio NORDTEX at WINZAVOD

Nordtex renders service in the sphere of community centers interior design, selection of furniture and decoration materials made by the most famous manufacturers. We create tailor-made project combining art and ergonomics.

Retro-Photoautomat Schnellfoto

The only non-digital photo-automat in Moscow makes unique black-and-white shots. We use antique silver paper and full analogue process (using powder and fixing salt). 4 lights, 4 different shots, 4 minutes of waiting - and strip-shot is ready.

Tegin Fashion House at WINZAVOD

Opening hours: from 10:00 till 18:00. Weekend is off-days.

Tegin Fashion House makes itself at home at new concept area at WINZAVOD. It consists of project-shop and show-rooms with all collections. gin brand consists of Tegin Cllection and unique cashemir clothes: Tegin cashmere and Tegin Kids, handmade in Mongolia.

Styling school PERSONA at WINZAVOD:
Beauty salon PERSONA and PERSONA LAB

Styling school PERSONA train professionals with specialization in: styling, hair-styling, makeup designer, beauty expert, manicure technician. We hold seminars and workshops on image, style and beauty for wide audience: "Make your style", "Make-up for yourself", "Erotic image" and others. We also hold educational programs for personal and creative growth such as "Intuitive drawing", "Body-art", "Image of your voice". Styling school offers students significant discounts for the following services: haircutting, coloring, hairstyling, manicure, pedicure, makeup.

SMART Catering

SMART Catering Moscow specializes on catering services for all kinds of events - corporate, public, urban, sport, business and private, of any format, occasion and status.



4-th Syromyatnicheskiy lane, 1, bld. 6, Moscow, Russia
+7 (495) 917 46 46


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Winzavod from space


WINZAVOD is open from 11.00 till 21.00.

Most of the
galleries are open from 12.00 till 20.00.

Off-day — Monday.


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The Wall Project

Press on Winzavod

The newest addition to Moscows thriving contemporary art scene is Vinzavod, a 200,000-square-foot exhibition hall in an industrial section behind the Kursk Railroad Station. Though still a work in progress, it is already attracting some of the citys most prominent galleries. Imagine SoHo way back when.
The New York Times,
May 27, 2007

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Winzavod both initiates its own events and welcomes exhibitors, private galleries, museums, cultural and other organizations.

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Contemporary Art Center Winzavod
4-th Syromyatnicheskiy lane, 1, bld. 6, Moscow, Russia
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Phone: +7 (495) 917 46 46
E-mail: winzavod@gmail.com