The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
, Russias most prestigious contemporary art event, has finalized its selection of participants, now totalling 64 artists and 16 art groups from 33 countries.
The title for the Biennale, Rewriting Worlds, proclaims that art is a sphere where new things are unceasingly generated, and contemporary artists rewrite the world as it exists around them by conveying new ideas and viewpoints in their artistic work. Peter Weibel believes that the exhibitions main goal is to demonstrate different levels of artistic thought technological, political and psychological.
The main project will be located at two venues the ARTPLAY Design Center, and the TSUM Art Foundation, both in central Moscow. There will also be 6 special guests, as well as 69 special projects and parallel programs at different venues. In addition, the Biennale expands its geographic boundaries beyond Moscow, with special projects planned in Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kiev, and London.
The Moscow Biennale is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, Moscow City Government, ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Center, and the Moscow Biennale Art Foundation.
SEMYON FAIBISOVICH. THREE IN ONE
, Organizer: Regina Gallery Venue: Red October, Chocolate Hall Dates of exhibition: September 19 November 15, 2011
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: FIVE THEMES
Curator: Mark Rosenthal, Organizers: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Norton Museum of Art, IRIS Foundation, GARAGE Center for Contemporary Culture
Credit line for exhibition William Kentridge: Five Themes is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Norton Museum of Art. Venue: GARAGE Center for Contemporary Culture, 19A Obraztsova Street, Moscow. Dates of exhibition: September 30 December 1, 2011
JANNIS KUNELLIS. S.T.
Curator: Mario Pieroni Co-ordinators: Aleksandra Shirvindt, Domiano Urbani, Organizers: National center of contemporary art, RAM radioartemobile Patroage Embassy of Italy in the Russian Federation, The Italian institute of culture in Moscow Sponsor: ZERYNTHIA association of contemporary art. Venue: Red October Dates of exhibition: October 28 November 24, 2011
IRINA NAKHOVA. STRANGE PRIMER
Curator: Irina Alpatova Organizers: Elena Berezkina Foundation for the Support of Visual Arts ERA Venue: Elena Berezkina Foundation for the Support of Visual Arts ERA 13/1, Trubnikovsky Lane, Moscow, Russia, 121 069 Opening: September 24, 2011, 6.00 p.m. 10.00 p.m. Dates of exhibition: September 28 October 30, 2011
IRINA NAKHOVA. ROOMS
Venue: State Museum of Modern Art of the Russian Academy of Arts, 10 Gogolevsky Boulevard Opening: May 18, 7 p.m. Dates of exhibition: May 19 July 3, 2011
BERTRAND PLANES. BUMP IT ! TOUR 2011
Curator: Bertrand Planes, Organizers: Ambassade de France en Russie, Institut français Russie, Alliance Française Supported by: Renault, New Galerie Venue: to be specified Dates of exhibition: to be specified