Organized, Curated and Sponsored
Urban Omsk Exhibition
14 September — 13 October 2019
Omsk State Museum of Fine Arts named after M. Vrubel
Pieces by 35 artists where displayed in Omsk during the first major urban contemporary art show in Siberia visited by almost 6,000 people in less than 30 days. Sponsored and curated by Zhavner the exhibition mainly comprised of pieces by the key Russian artists, but also showed works of foreign masters, such as Shepard Fairey, Nychos, Peeta etc. All of the displayed art pieces were created in 2010s.
Ilya Kazantsev (Sever 0°) Booth
at Supermarket Moscow Art Fair
14-15 December 2019
Art fair in Tsvetnoy attracts young artists and galleries allowing them to display their works in the heart of Moscow right before the New Year. Ilya Kazantsev decided to take this opportunity and transformed a small booth provided by the organizers into a mini-exhibition. Zhavner supported Ilya’s participation in the event and assisted with designing the booth.
The New City Artists Exhibition
7 February — 8 March 2020
State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO
The New City Artists or Deti Pablo is a project which helps to integrate Russian outsider art in the contemporary art scene. Curated by Stas Bags and Evgenia Schtil the exhibition included 40 canvases from 9 artists one could not expect to see in a classic fine art museum. Zhavner joined the support group lead by Artmossphere and became one of the sponsors of this self-made unorthodox exhibition.
#StayHome Digital Exhibition
18 April — 14 June 2020
#StayHome Exhibition was launched during COVID-19 pandemic with digital showrooms of forty-five urban contemporary artists created in a self-isolation mode. More than 9,000 people visited #StayHome which became our first online exhibition. As a part of the event we have run a charity auction via Instagram helping the artists to raise over $20,000. We have also awarded two grants to the authors of the most popular showrooms helping them to implement their ideas during the difficult times of coronavirus crisis.
ARTLIFE FEST 2020
22 September 2020
Central Exhibition Hall Manege
ARTLIFE is one of the fastest growing contemporary art platforms in Russia. In 2020 its festival took place in the historical building of Moscow Manege located in the very heart of the city next to the Red Square. Over 62,000 people visited the event in just 9 days. Roman Zhavner was invited to deliver a speech about his personal experience in art collecting culminating two years since the launch of Zhavner.