Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

The submission of applications for participation in the III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art “Qui Vive?” is now open and will run till December 15th.

III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art “Qui Vive?”

10 July–12 August 2012

Main Locations:
Central House of Artists (CHA) –10 July–10 August 2012
National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) – 11 July–12 August 2012
Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMA) – 11 July–12 August 2012

Curator of the Biennale: Kathrin Becker (Germany), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
She works with institutions in Europe, Asia, Russia, United States and Latin America. “Under A Tinsel Sun” is the theme of the III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.

The Biennale focuses on a young generation of artists aged up to 35 years. “Under A Tinsel Sun” assumes that, despite the cultural, economic and social differences that may exist between the participants from different countries, there is a common factor in the impossibility of locating oneself by belonging to certain peer groups (whether in the ideological or in the artistic sense). With the absence of a “we”, the self-positioning of the (artistic) individual becomes the pressing imperative of the present, especially when being aware that “reality” as such is constructed, subjective and fragmented. This realization becomes the drive for the artists’ self-positioning and for their production of works that no longer describe an “objective” reality but catalyze a multidimensional and alternative perception of the world.

For the first time at the Biennale 2012 there will be set up a competition among the participants. The jury will include leading Russian and international experts in the field of contemporary art.

Educational program will be introduced, consisting of a series of master classes, lectures and round tables with participation of art historians, critics, curators and artists from all over the world. Biennale for Young Art “Qui Vive?” will present works by young artists—objects, graphics, paintings, installations, photos, multimedia, videos, performances, sound art, etc.

Founders: Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Department of Culture of the City of Moscow, National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMA). Organized in collaboration with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.).

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Image: Soeren Siebel, Clapping, 2009.
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