Moscow Biennale for Young Art 2018
Our Fellows Vasilis Papageorgiou and Anastasis Stratakis take part in the 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.
The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art is one of the largest and most ambitious projects in the sphere of contemporary art in Russia. The biennial’s goals are to bring attention to new names, to support and encourage the creative initiatives of the latest generation of artists and curators, to create the conditions for their public expression and, as a result, to develop the modern art community. Participants in the project are given the chance to make connections and establish creative engagement with the professional artistic community. The biennial provides a space to present the most up-to-date strategies of young artists and curators.
This year’s biennial main project ‘Abracadabra,’ will be dedicated to the pressure to perform of contemporary life, in which the boundaries between what is private, professional and public have been completely blurred. The title refers to the archaic incantation ‘Abracadabra’ as well as to the homonymous disco song by the Steve Miller Band, popular in the 80s. The metaphor of the dance floor will be a red thread and framework to investigate the relationship between independent agency, pleasure and commitment.
The main project is curated by Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti.
On view: 08.06.2018 – 81.07.2018