Biennial theme: Deep Inside
Dates: 1st July – 10th August 2016
Main Project venue: the Trekhgornaya Manufaktura exhibition space
The list of 87 young artists and artistic duos, representing 36 countries has been announced by curator of the biennial, Nadim Samman: “The open call received an overwhelming response from artists worldwide. More than 2000 applications from more than 80 countries were submitted, and the quality of the proposals made choosing the final selection a difficult but eye-opening process. Ranging from installation to video, interdisciplinary collaborations, painting and more, the scope of artistic approaches was huge.”
According to Samman, the ultimate selection of 87 projects reflects the most vital currents in today’s contemporary art. The featured works engage with some of most challenging cultural developments of our time – including ecological collapse, the dissolution of distinctions between ‘nature’ and technology, the inescapable topography of the network, and the interplay between transparency and opacity in the information age. Throughout, the works seem symptomatic of a state of ungrounding.
In parallel, the biennial’s Organizational Committee has announced the names of the curators, whose concepts were selected for realisation as part of the two Strategic Projects. João Laia, a curator from Portugal, will present the exhibition H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D, which will be held in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art at Ermolayevsky Pereulok; Silvia Franceschini and Valeria Mancinelli, curators from Italy, will be showing their project Time of Reasonable Doubts in the National Centre for Contemporary Art.
The full list of selected artists can be downloaded HERE.