ART MOSCOW 2010
by Matthew Bown
Crumbling and poorly lit, Moscow’s late-Brezhnev Era Central House of the Artist is no place for a contemporary art fair, whatever nostalgic appeal the structure might have to the local art crowd, who have defended it constantly against developers, including Sir Norman Foster
. But there it was nonetheless, the 14th annual ArtMoscow, Sept. 22-26, 2010, set up in the same space as myriad trade shows and a Christmas arts-and-crafts fair, where holiday shoppers might obtain a pair of embroidered felt bootees.