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Winzavod Moscow Contemporary Art Center, Moscow
Tel: 7 495 917 4646
Tel: 7 495 228 1159
Tel: 7 495 228 1158
Tel: 7 495 228 1330
Tel: 7 495 775 8373
Tel: 7 495 916 0900
Concierge.com's insider take:
Russia's economic boom may not have lasted long enough to see its planned skyscrapers to completion, but it did finance an architectural trend that has left its mark on Moscow's art scene: industrial spaces transformed into galleries. There are a number to choose from in the Russian capital, but the trailblazer has been Winzavod, opened in 2007. A former brewery and wine factory, Winzavod is now home to Moscow's most influential art dealers, such as Marat Guelman Gallery, Aidan, Regina, and XL (galleries that promoted contemporary art in Russia and Russian contemporary art abroad before the country spawned a billionaire-infested art scene) as well as Proun, which specializes in 20th-century Russian avant-garde art. The complex, which also houses boutiques, is located a short and once scary walk from Kursky Vokzal, which was Moscow's most unsightly railroad station but has been gradually upgraded, inside and out, in recent years. Now the neighborhood is a textbook example of gentrification, with a shopping mall in front of the spruced-up train station, trendy art space behind it, and shrinking (if still glaring) strips of seediness in between.
Winzavod open 11 am to 9 pm (most galleries open 12 pm to 8 pm) Tuesdays through Sundays.
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