Exterior view of Gallery White’s space in Winzavod, Moscow. 2011. Photo: Julia Grachikova. Courtesy Gallery White
Gallery White is a nonprofit project with two venues founded by Anton Belov, current director of the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. The first venue was opened in October 2010, and is located at the Winzavod Art Center. This format is unique for Moscow: Gallery White is a tiny exhibition space in a 1.5-square-meter shop window, next door to the commercial gallery Photographer.ru. Gallery White launched its second venue in the format of a typical white cube (seventy-four square meters) in April 2011.
Gallery White creates a territory that is free from art-market regulations and aims to provide young artists and curators with a testing ground to explore new practices and ideas, no matter how bold they are. This exhibition strategy is a rare example in the Russian art scene, which usually produces art commodity rather than art thinking.