Moscow’s 11.12 gallery will open a new space in Singapore later this month, and will close its current second space in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“In Moscow, it’s a very difficult, difficult time for contemporary art,” said dealer Alexander Sharov, who’s run the 11.12 Gallery in that city since 2005. He’s not alone in thinking that times are tough for dealers in the capital city. Earlier this year, a number of longtime Moscow dealers announced they were closing because demand for contemporary Russian art had dried up at home.
But Mr. Sharov said that things may slowly be getting better—new galleries have opened in the city’s Winzavod art building, where he runs his gallery, and he’s feeling confident enough to expand. Read More