22.09.15 – 01.10.15
Van Eyck deelnemer Taus Makhacheva toont werk tijdens de Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
Under challenging circumstances, the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art opts for a radical format and changes its structure: the biennale will be condensed into ten days. Artistic, discursive and reflective moments will shape the space. Located in the Pavilion No.1 of VDNKh, it is here that the Moscow Biennale will evolve as a think tank in real time.
Bart De Baere, Director of MUHKA, Antwerp; Defne Ayas, Director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director of Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, will co-curate the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, which will take place from September 22 to October 1, 2015.
The title of the biennale is How to Gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia. The central pavilion of VDNKh will become a site to embrace art and thinking in action, encompassing daily keynotes by thinkers, in situ work and performances by artists as well as workshops with Russian and international cultural figures. Artists such as Flaka Haliti, Rana Hamadeh, Fabrice Hyber, Alevtina Kakhidze, Suchan Kinoshita, Hanne Lippard, Taus Makhacheva, Amalia Ulman, Anton Vidokle, Peter Wächtler and Qiu Zhijie; writers such as Robert Menasse and Mian Mian; and system thinkers such as Ulrike Guérot, Kirill Rogov, Maya van Leemput, Saskia Sassen and Yanis Varoufakis will convene to find answers to questions such as: What are the fundamentals of a better life?, What are the grounds on which to formulate a constituency? Who are we (people, city, nation, empire, etc.)? What will Moscow be like in the future? All these questions primarily address an urgent dilemma: How can we live together?