Formation of the cultural consciousness is an essential
condition and effective way to improve all areas of life. In the best
traditions of Russian patronage, U-Art: You and Art helps to
preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage.
Cultural Charitable Foundation U-Art: You and Art, founded
by private collectors Tamaz Manasherov and Iveta Manasherova, supports
international cultural events, combines the efforts of all art lovers for the
worldwide promotion of the multinational Russian and world culture, as well as
for promotion of the development of science, enlightenment, and education.
The organization contributes to the study of contemporary
art and supports projects aimed at the formation of the actual phenomena of
contemporary culture and art.
04 July 2019
On June 29, Nizhny Novgorod hosted the Innovation award ceremony supported by the U-Art Foundation. The event took place outside Moscow for the first time in a 14-year-long history of this governmental award in contemporary art. This was one of the first steps towards decentralization proclaimed by the organizers
13 June 2019
U-Art grants were awarded for the third time as part of the foundation’s program to support Tretyakov Gallery’s researchers. Romantic-era movements in Russia and Germany and the Italian photography of the late 19th and early 20th centuries are the research topics that received U-Art grants this year.
21 February 2019
The VP of the Unident Group of companies, founder of the U-Art Foundation, philanthropist and collector shares her experience of creating cultural projects, her understanding of help, and her thoughts on how to keep doing the right thing
28 January 2019
Oscar Rabin became a legend during his lifetime. Reporters interviewed him, film producers made — and will make still more — documentaries, and authors wrote — and still are writing more — books about him. The last years of his life had this special halo of universal recognition. The artist died in Italy on November 7, on the eve of the opening of his exhibition. A fitting end of an era and a fitting departure of a genuine artist: passing away in Florence — the city of art and artists — not for a day resting from his creative toils, renowned, loved
11 November 2018
This year brings a milestone date for Olga Sviblova, the founder and director of the renowned Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Meritorious Worker of Arts, and a member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts. In 1996, when the museum was founded, it became the first Russian art institution that operated according to international standards. Today, MAMM is known and loved both in Russia and worldwide, with its founder named among the top 100 most famous art world personalities. The museum, like its director, doesn’t like to dwell on the past: its focus remains on the outlook for the future and on making new plans.
20 June 2018
About the 3rd International Chamber Music Festival VIVARTE organised by the U-Art: You and Art Foundation jointly with the State Tretyakov Gallery. Six chamber music concerts were held in the Vrubel Hall. Each concert programme was associated with an exhibition of one masterpiece from the vaults of Tretyakov Gallery with descriptions from the leading gallery custodians. VIVARTE festival ended with a “musical promenade”.
21 November 2017
The U-Art Foundation establishes a grant for Tretyakov Gallery scholars
In early 2017, the U-ART Foundation announced the launch of an endowment program for the State Tretyakov Gallery art researchers. The new source of funding will make possible doing research at out-of-country museums, archives, universities, and other institutions
15 September 2017
Many books are written about Moscow. Thousands of poems and songs are dedicated to the city. Countless images of it can be found in graphic arts and cinematography. The capital has been transforming from one era to another. Like a human being, the city changed its temper and moods with age, however, at all times it maintained its unique atmosphere. Every person, be it a Muscovite or a visitor, had, has and will have his or her own Moscow: favorite places and routes, warm memories and nostalgic feelings.
28 August 2017
Innovation is the only national award in contemporary art; the title implies looking into the future, being open, being ready to change oneself and the world. Trendy in the Russia of the early 2000s, the word has lost much of its relevance by now. And similarly, the format of a formerly progressive award has become stale; that was shown by the crisis it went through in 2016 when the jury broke up over some differences and the top prize wasn’t awarded.
20 June 2017
Back at the time when Vivarte, a chamber music festival, announced its first programs at the Tretyakov Gallery it was called a direct competitor — and even an epigone — of the famous Svyatoslav Richter’s December Nights. Held at the Pushkin Museum, the latter combined music and painting too. However, Vivarte’s organizers carried out their project to a high standard proving the new festival had its own face which, judging by the huge interest it aroused, would soon be recognizable all too well.