What do you like about art?

Me? Truth, sincerity, power, emotion, beauty, the unexpected...because what is created with a work of art is an exchange, a kind of infinite conversation with other humans, like those endless debates over tea or a drink with the people I love.

Since my childhood, I have gone to museums with my mother. For the last eight years, I have looked, selected, shown, explained and written about the artwork I love. Each time I pick a photograph to exhibit, the reasons are different. But each time I am extremely HAPPY to be able to do it. 

In my exhibitions, I feel that I am creating something by presenting these artists from around the world. In organizing these shows, I am participating, in some way, in passing something on to others. As soon as I start preparing an exhibition, from the moment I begin hanging up the prints—I am telling a story, my story, the story of my country, but also the story of what it means to be a human being.

Today, I would like to present all the artists I love, all the artists whom I have exhibited at the Russiantearoom Gallery for the past eight years.

—Liza Fetissova, head gallerist of the Russiantearoom

Editor's Note: The exhibition "HAPPY!" will run at the 
Russiantearoom until November 29, 2014.