ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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The Moscow Public Foundation for Support of the Culture and Contemporary Art Development under the aegis of UNESCO and with the support of the World Without Borders Foundation invites you to participate in 2017 in the best projects in the sphere of art.

The International Art Festival “Traditions and Contemporaneity” and VERA World Fine Art Festival are the events of the international scale which are held since 2007 in Moscow and Lisbon.
International art festival “Traditions and Contemporaneity” and “VERA World Fine Art Festival” will be held in Moscow, Russia; Shanghai, China and Lisbon, Portugal.

XII VERA World Fine Art Festival will be held in Central Exhibition Hall of “Manezh”, situated at Manezhnaya sq. 1, Moscow, from June 7 – June 11, 2017 and will embrace the following categories: painting, drawing, applied art, photography, installation, sculpture, architecture and museology. The ceremony of the international fine art award “VERA” will take place in June 10, 2017 at 20.00. The applications are accepted before April 15, 2017.

XIII VERA World Fine Art Festival will be held in Shanghai, China – the exact dates are to be approved (opening day on 8-9-10 of September) in 2017 and will embrace the following categories: painting, drawing, applied art, photography, installation, sculpture, architecture and museology. The ceremony of the international fine art award “VERA” will take place at 20.00. The applications are accepted before July 30, 2017.

XIV VERA World Fine Art Festival will be held in Pavilhão de Portugal – Expo 98, 1990-221 Lisbon, from October 20 – October 29, 2017 and will embrace the following categories: painting, drawing, applied art, photography, installation, sculpture, architecture and museology. The ceremony of the international fine art award “VERA” will take place in October 27, 2017 at 20.00. The applications are accepted before August 31, 2017.

EXHIBITION

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The most important event dedicated to the celebration and democratization of global contemporary art is back to Moscow.

The 12th edition of the VERA World Fine Art Festival will be held at the Central Exhibition Hall Manege from the 7th to the 11th of June 2017.

 

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ART TALKS

During the Exhibition, VERA World Fine Art Festival features an extensive program of lectures, conferences, master classes, round tables, forums and seminars on the movements and trends of contemporary art, chaired by renowned artists, curators and critics.


We invite all guests to participate in these activities that will take place at the Art Talks area inside the Central Exhibition Hall Manege.


Learn more about the program

VERA AWARDS

VERA Awards is the gala ceremony aimed to award the artists participating in the festival according to an international jury decision. This gala will be held by the end of the event.


The award categories are: Painting, Graphics, Sculpture, Photography, Installation, Applied Arts and Museology.

MINI VERA

The Mini Vera – Award LG New Artist Award is a WWB Foundation initiative in partnership with LG which aims to disseminate contemporary art values and stimulate artistic production among young people at school age.

On this initiative, exclusive for Lisbon festival, 10 schools are invited to participate and select the work of  its students into two categories: from 8 to 14 and from 15 to 18 years old. These will be exhibited in the Cordoaria Nacional during Vera World Fine Art festival.

In the end, a first and a second place will be awarded in each of the categories. People can vote up until the exhibition opening, through Vera World Fine Art Festival Facebook page.

The top-ranked students at the Vera Art Festival 2016 were honored at the Vera Awards gala on October 14, 2016. In the 8 to 14 years old group, the first place went to Joana Mesquita and the second place to Afonso Silvano, both from Salesianos de Lisboa School. In the category of 15 to 18 years old, the first place went to Leonor Saraiva from the Valsassina School and the second place to Inês Magalhães from Sagrado Coração de Maria School.


The prizes: 

1st Place: Projector LED LG

2nd Place: Smartphone LG


WINNERS 2016

EXHIBITORS

Why participate

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In Moscow, the XII VERA World Fine Art Festival intends to foster the art market and the talent rise of new generations, promoting the marketization and internationalization of art, as well as expanding the communication and cultural exchange between the participating countries.

 

Sustaining a strong platform for cultural and artistic exchange in the world, and supported by nine years of proven success of the festival, the Organizing Committee is committed to close cooperation with the several parties (artists, galleries, auctions and other specialized art institutions, cultural creative industries and media, government officials). The Organizing Committee is also engaged in the development and promotion of an active international campaign of communication and marketing besides the publication and distribution of the catalog of the event. The Festival is aimed to enhance the visibility of the displayed artists, standardize cultural management and promote national and international market-oriented operations.

 

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VISITORS

LOCATION

Central Exhibition Hall Manege | Manege Square, 1
125009 Moscow
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OPENING HOURS

June 7th to 11th, 2017
12am – 10pm

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

All exhibition areas are accessible for wheelchairs and baby carriages.

 

ACCESS

The access to the Festival is through Manege Square.
GPS: 37.612317, 55.753438
Metro station: Okhotny Ryad, Alexandrovskiy Sad, Biblioteka Lenina

 

TICKET OFFICE

Ticket – 500 roubles
Children up to 7 years old – free
Special prices:
Special ticket* – 250 roubles
*People 65+ years old / Members of Russian artistic syndicates / Students from art schools / Other foundations and syndicates related to art.
Participants and invalids from World War II and other wars – free
** All tickets guarantee access to the Art Talks.

PRESS

Press Passes

The date of the Press Preview of the XII VERA World Fine Art Festival is yet to be anounced.

For press accreditation, please contact vera@verafestival.com.

 

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vera@verafestival.com

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(+351) 211 398 620

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