Artemi Troitsky's Private Collection Kadieff Gallery, Helsinki August 10-22
On August 9th, the Helsinki gallery Kadieff, together with the Tallinn gallery Temnikova & Kasela, opened the showing of the private collection of the contemporary art collector, Artemi Troitsky (Арте́мий Тро́ицкий, 1955). The exhibition will last until August 22nd andis the result of cooperation between the two above-mentioned galleries and the Finnish art portal, Into Kustannus, and its publication, Novaja Gazeta Finland.
Artemi Troitsky is a charismatic critic of rock music, a journalist, and an academic who gives lectures on his chosen field. He discovered such legendary Russian rock groups as Kino and Bravo, and was the first editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of the magazine Playboy.
In the last few years, Troitsky has become an avid art collector and his trophies are highly valued in Russia. His collection contains Russian avant-garde artists such as Ilya Kabakov and Timur Novikov, as well as representatives of a newer generation of Russian artists, such as the tandem Vinogradov-Dubosarsky, Dmitri Vrubel, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, and Oleg Kulik, among others.
The Helsinki gallery Kadieff was established in 2005, as a logical continuation of the work of Elena Kadieff, who for 15 years organized exhibitions of Russian artists in various Helsinki art venues.