ARTLIFE FEST 2023: Global Art Fusion in Moscow
This year’s ARTLIFE FEST, an event for contemporary art enthusiasts, is set to once again transform the Moscow Manege into a hub of artistic expression. A gathering of creative minds, this annual event seeks to unite domestic and international artists and present their works to the world.
Open Nov 11–Nov 17
The upcoming sixth international ARTLIFE FEST will showcase a diverse array of artistic expressions in contemporary art. This event, cherished by art enthusiasts, serves as a pivotal annual gathering for artists, both domestic and international, to present their creations.
The official motto of this year’s instalment is 'Touching the Soul.' In accordance with this theme, every piece on display has been chosen and created with the intention of enabling visitors to engage with the emotions of the artists.
This year’s festival boasts a collection of more than 200 artworks crafted by 43 creators from 16 different countries. The lineup includes talents from Russia, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Armenia, France, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Sudan, the USA, Argentina, Mexico, Tajikistan, Egypt, China, and Taiwan. Noteworthy artists Emilio Cavallini (Italy), Konstantin Sapronov (Russia), Susana Mata (Spain), Alisher Kushakov (Russia), and Francisco Diaz Scotto (Argentina) will headline the event. Notably, Diaz Scotto will add a unique touch to the festival's artistic landscape by crafting a monumental six-metre mural on-site.
Some of the exhibited works will incorporate augmented reality effects, providing a digital dimension to traditional art forms. In collaboration with artist Alexander Subsense, a separate digital zone will also be set up at the venue.
Attendees will be able to hear lectures delivered by experts in the realms of art, psychology, media, and public relations. Visitors can also look forward to an interactive zone, creative meetings with artists, charity workshops, and quests.
A highlight of the festival is the ARTLIFE ACADEMY creative zone. It will offer inclusive tours of the exposition for visitors with disabilities, including those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired. Special relief models and tactile stations will be set up to allow visitors to explore certain paintings through touch. Moreover, fragrances will be crafted for select artworks, effectively immersing attendees in the canvas's atmosphere. Participation in these inclusive tours is offered free of charge. Advance registration is required.
Address: 1 Manezhnaya Ploschad, Okhotny Ryad metro station, Moscow Manege (Google Maps)
Open: Nov 11–Nov 17 10 am–10 pm
Tickets: Free tickets can be acquired via the Artlife Fest website. Priority tickets can be purchased for 1000 RUB.
Text by Maxim Lukianenko and Alexander Tkachenko, bachelor’s students of Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication, interns at the HSE University English website team