Throughout 2016 the InArt team supported by the Russian gallerists, collectors, curators and artists compiled a list of names that can be referred to contemporary artists.
As a result we have a list of about 1300 artists, which we keep permanently extended. The goal of this list is to include all names into a single database, thus creating an encyclopedia of Russian contemporary art. Further, we highlighted the living artists, about 800 names. The team of InArt filled in the questionnaire from the open sources (artist’s website, gallery, museum, publication in press, etc.)
In compliance with the Russian Federal Law on Personal Data (No.152-FZ), the data of a person can be processed only with a person’s consent, that’s why all questionnaires were sent to artists (their contact information had been obtained previously) to verify the information and get the written consent for the data processing.
All received questionnaires were uploaded to the website in-art.ru and can be found in open access. The website is working in a test mode, when the website is filled out with content.