The III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art July 2012

III Moscow International Biennale For Young Art
Under A Tinsel Sun

July 11 – August 10, 2012

III Moscow International Biennale For Young Art
Under A Tinsel Sun is the title of the III Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, which will be presented to the public from July 2012. The organizers are the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow, the National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), in collaboration with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.). Its chief curator is Kathrin Becker.

The Biennale includes a Strategic project, curated by Elena Selina, a selection of artists’ fanzines, selected by Viktor Neumann, as well as a number of parallel programs in various locations in Moscow. For the first time, the Biennale features an Educational program that includes workshops with international artists, round table discussions, lectures, and screenings. The Biennale is accompanied by an extensive bilingual publication.

Main project / Under A Tinsel Sun
The III Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, as its forerunners, focuses on a young generation of artists aged up to 35 years. Titled Under A Tinsel Sun and laid out as a multimedia project, it portrays the heterogeneity of subjects, languages and styles, which are so urgent in this generation, and at the same time looks into the content-related positioning of these artists born between the mid-1970s and the mid-1980s, as well as into the conditions for their development in terms of content. 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 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. With this being the focus, Under A Tinsel Sun explores the works of a young generation of artists and presents drawing, painting, photography, video, performance, mixed media, installation and sound art. The exhibition project promotes the critical examination of the conditions for artistic production today.

Main project / Artists
Zarouhie Abdalian & Joseph Rosenzweig, Aids 3D, Akim, Edgardo Aragón, Ruben Aubrecht, Wojciech Bąkowski, Gareth Barnett, Peter J. Bartel, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Danilo Correale, Eli Cortiñas, Sarah Decristoforo, Zackary Drucker, Amir Fattal, FAXEN, Judith Fegerl, Elise Florenty, Aslan Gaysumov, Patrycja German, Armin Lorenz Gerold, Karlos Gil, Dor Guez, Lukas Hofer, Laura Horelli, House of Natural Fiber (HONF), Pieter Hugo, Emre Hüner, Francis Hunger, Natalia Isaeva, Anna K.E., K-HOLE, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Leo Klenin, Eva Kotatkova, Jompet Kuswidananto, Marek Kvetan, Laboratory of Poetry Actionism, Alexandra Leykauf, Basir Mahmood, Ryan McNamara, Nandipha Mntambo, Tova Mozard, Ciprian Mureşan, Mehreen Murtaza, Marina Naprushkina, Tim Parchikov, Ohm Phanphiroj, Laure Prouvost, Evgeny Pustarnakov, Behrouz Rae, Rosa Chancho, Athi-Patra Ruga, Aykan Safoğlu, Robert Schwarz, Marinella Senatore, Lerato Shadi, Celia Eslamieh Shomal, Matías Solar, Kathrin Sonntag, Fiete Stolte, Mikhael Subotzky, Iqra Tanveer, Newsha Tavakolian, Anya Titova, Isaac Torres, Transforma, Margarita Trushina, Ayatgali Tuleubek, Ehsan ul Haq, Aleksey Vasiliev, Conrad Ventur, Vionnet / Sibum, Jorinde Voigt, Charlie Woolley, Yan Xing, Maya Zack, Arseniy Zhilyaev, Ying Zhu, Pablo Zuleta Zahr.

Chief curator
Kathrin Becker is a Berlin based curator and writer who currently works as the head of the Video-Forum of the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.). Becker has curated numerous exhibitions in institutions such as Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin; National Centre For Contemporary Art, Moscow; P.S. 1 Museum / The Institute of Contemporary Art, New York; National Museum for Contemporary Art, Oslo; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Mies van der Rohe Pavillon, Barcelona; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Gallery of the Capital Prague; Kunst-Werke Berlin/KW Institute for Contemporary Art; Moscow House of Photography. She has curated solo shows including artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Maryam Jafri, Matthias Müller, Andrei Monastyrski, Hajnal Németh, Dmitri A. Prigov, Ming Wong, David Zink Yi and Artur Żmijewski and group shows such as Stalin´s Choice – Soviet Socialist Realism 1932-1956; Flight – Departure – Disappearance. Moscow Conceptual Art; Can you hear me? 2nd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art; Remake Berlin; No more bad girls?.

Educational program
The Biennale’s Educational program aims to encourage an intensive dialogue between artists, scholars, students, curators, critics and the general public in order to allow a discursive involvement towards artistic, theoretical and curatorial approaches. The different formats of the educational program aim to examine the heterogeneous approaches and deconstructions of an “objective” reality as it is apparent in the artistic productions of a young generation of artists. The Educational program includes the following international participants: Bridget Baker, Ekaterina Degot, Julia Draganovic, Christopher Eamon, Shahram Entekhabi, Niklas Goldbach, Kathy Rae Huffman, Adrienne Goehler, Rémy Markowitsch, Alexei Maslyaev, Melentie Pandilovski, Olga Shishko, Aneta Szylak, Dmitry Vilensky, and Thomas Werner.

Venues & Dates

Main project:
Press Tour & Opening (by invitation only): July 10, 2012
Central House of Artists
10, Krymsky Val, 119049 Moscow
Location: Metro Stations Oktyabrskaya, Park Kylturi
11/07/2012 — 10/08/2012; Tu – Sun 11 am – 8 pm

Gorky Park, Moscow

Muzeon Park, Moscow

Strategic project:
Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA)
(17 Ermolaevsky Pereulok)
12/07/2012 — 19/08/2012

National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
(13 Zoologicheskaya Street)
12/07/2012 — 12/08/2012

Press Contact:
Phone +7-495-699 59 67


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