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Blog of the 6th Moscow Biennale

The official blog of the 6th Moscow Biennale will be an integral part of the media machine. With contributions by young art critics and curators Maria Kramar, Marina Simakova and Andrey Shental, it will reflect on numerous events of the Main Project “How to gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia.”
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Blog of the 6th Moscow Biennale

Videos: Keynote Speakers

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The Main project of the 6th Moscow biennale included a series of keynote speeches. Major researchers offered their take on the question of “How to Gather?”
Videos: Keynote Speakers
Blog of the 6th Moscow Biennale

Dreams of the Central Pavilion

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Elena Kholkina’s project for the Moscow biennale was a performative process where the leading part belonged to the event itself: its place and its time. Within 10 days Elena was observing everything taking…
Dreams of the Central Pavilion
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The Lawfulness and Lawlessness of Voice

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Rana Hamadeh’s performance “Can you Pull in an Actor with a Fishhook or Tie Down his Tongue with a Rope?” is an eight-channel sound play that is premised on a claim that justice is equivalent to one’s…
The Lawfulness and Lawlessness of Voice
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A walk with Keren Cytter

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Maria Kramar and Keren Cytter met on the 7th day of the Biennale and took a walk through the Central pavilion of VDNKh, discussing the exhibition
A walk with Keren Cytter
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Poetic Dimension of Solar Cosmology

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Anton Vidokle’s contribution to Moscow Biennale 2015 was a mixture of screening and performance. “The Communist Revolution Was Caused by the Sun” is a video in which Vidokle deepens his research on Russian…
Poetic Dimension of Solar Cosmology
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The Worshipper

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For the 6th Moscow Biennale Luc Tuymans had materialised one of his largest paintings ever. Because he was unavailable for the ten days of the exhibition, he came a week prior. His work was therewith the…
The Worshipper
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Deconstruction Is Alive

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Saadane Afif is a French post-conceptual artist who works with drama, poetry and music. He is especially interested in the procedural components of the art projects. At the 6th Moscow Biennale Saadane’s…
Deconstruction Is Alive
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Window of opportunity

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An interview with Yanis Varoufakis.
Window of opportunity
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Communicative failures and defeats

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The co-curator of the 6th Moscow Biennale Nicolaus Schafhausen and the Chinese writer, critic and blogger Mian Mian conducted ten discussions mimicking TV talk show format in the Central VDNKh pavilion….
Communicative failures and defeats
Blog of the 6th Moscow Biennale

A Rally and Its “Naked Life”

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On September 28 the central VDNKh pavilion became a site of protest rally made up of two opposing groups. However, this action was by no means an intervention into the Biennale space. It was an art work…
A Rally and Its “Naked Life”
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Leon Kahane: “The whole image of Putin is so homoerotic”

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Andrey Shental talked to the artist on the connotations of his work
Leon Kahane: “The whole image of Putin is so homoerotic”
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Cloud as a radical transformation of architecture

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Eyal and Ines Weizman delivered two presentations on the resistance to the system in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, dedicated to dissidents and activists. Andrey Shental comments on their talks. In…
Cloud as a radical transformation of architecture
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The Fuel for Cognitive Machine

Moscow Biennale
Maya Van Leemput, Tom McDonough and Ilya Budraitskis were invited to take part in the biennale as “mediators” whose role was to reflect on the show and stimulate the discussion within the show. Andrey…
The Fuel for Cognitive Machine
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Exoticizing and Deciphering the Caucasus

Moscow Biennale
For ten days the main hall of the Central Pavilion of VDNKh is covered with carpets, while mobile racks with Socialist Realism paintings of Caucasian artists are put forward on both sides of an imaginary…
Exoticizing and Deciphering the Caucasus
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Rediscovering the Power of the Voice

Moscow Biennale
Hanne Lippard is an artist raised in Norway and based in Berlin. Her works, such as video and performances, are generally text-based or text-related. Her recent book of poems called Nuances of No explores…
Rediscovering the Power of the Voice
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Tom McDonough. Thoughts after Saskia Sassen

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In Saskia Sassen’s opening keynote, she spoke of “a new systemics” that has come to dominate finance — the rise of complex instruments such as credit default swaps that allow firms to in essence sell what…
Tom McDonough. Thoughts after Saskia Sassen
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