Organization of contemporary art and photography
exhibitions and vernissages,
holding cultural and educational
RossArt was opened in September, 2018 in the heart of Zurich old town by founder and manager
Svetlana Puricel (Miniati).
Art, culture, friendship and exchange
RossArt hosts art exhibitions, culture and language exchange evenings, professional and networking meetings. It is created for people from all over the world who are interested in art and culture.
Wine is bottled Art
At exclusive events visitors can also taste RossArt labelled Swiss-made wines (Petite Arvine, Cornalin, Pino Noir & Merlot, as well as White, Rosé and Red blends) from the award-winning winemaker Philippe Varone.
Svetlana Puricel, founder and owner
Cultural exchange is very important in our modern world, where people, especially expats living in big cities, are often alone. I believe that culture and art are a bridge between people from all over the world. With this idea the RossArt Center was created - to become a space that helps people to find common ground, learn new, find friends.
Our doors are always open to everyone who is united by ideas of cultural exchange, passion for art, pleasure of professional and friendly meetings!
As an art galleist, I keep my focus on Russian and Eastern European artists. Slavic artists have always played a significant role in the art world. Here are some of them: Malevich, Rothko, Nikolay de Stahl, Kandinsky, Yavlensky, Chagall and many others... Origin in the modern art world can be quite amazing. For example, did you know that one of the most famous photographers of the 20th century, Man Ray, was born Rudnitsky into the emigrants family from Russia in Philadelphia?
RossArt shows both historical and contemporary photography from artists like Russian Constructivism founder Alexander Rodchenko, photojournalists Dmitri Baltermants and Evgeniy Khaldei, American visual artist Man Ray, legendary Russian photographer Sergei Borisov or famous Swiss photographer Monique Jacot. In 2019 RossArt gallery hosted the exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson photography.
I was born in St. Petersburg, studied photography and design, graduated from the biological faculty of St. Petersburg State University, and have always been fascinated by culture and art as fundamental components of human life. For many years I have visited galleries, museums and major art events in Europe and the United States. I have been living in Zurich since 2016. In 2018, I opened a cultural centre and an art gallery in the historic city centre, at Niederdorf, a few steps away from the Cabaret Voltaire, where the Dadaist movement was founded, and the Fraumünster Cathedral with its famous stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall.
Man does not consist of water, man consists of desire... Desire of life. In RossArt life is a bright, exciting flow of events!