The list of the Best Russian contemporary artists - of authors not older than 1961 year of birth , was made by ARTEEX based on their creations evaluation , popularity , commercial activity (their titles, awards , participations in exhibitions and fairs , auctions , mention in art-ratings , presence of their works in museum collections and so on were taken into consideration).
Some authors were included in the list of Best contemporary artists within the programme Discovery (based on expert recommendations), which allows to open new talents to the art-society.
ARTEEX does its best to be objective making the list, but anyway it reflects only subjective position of ARTEEX.
The maximum number of names in the List is – 199 authors. Nowadays the list is being supplemented. The list is open. ARTEEX is considering suggestions of including authors in the list of best contemporary artists.