Moscow Contemporary Art Galleries to Close, Restructure, Citing Weak Market

Aidan, Marat Guelman and XL will cease commercial activity

Russian oligarchs like Roman Abramovich are often credited for keeping the international contemporary art market whirring along, even during uncertain times in the global economy. And yet, in Russia, the contemporary art market is apparently struggling. Three well-established galleries, Aidan, Marat Guelman and XL, plan to cease commercial activities following a press conference in Moscow on April 23. Aidan will become a studio space, and Guelman and XL will transition into noncommercial ventures. Read More


  1. [...] so far, there are still only a handful of reports about XL (home to Aidan, Oleg Kulik, and Aristarkh Chernyshev & Vladislav Efimov, and the first [...]