The largest cultural event taking place every 2 years, involving the most important art venues, centers, museums, galleries throughout the city.
The Moscow Biennale is one of the largest international contemporary art events in Russia. The Biennale gives an overview of the latest achievements and trends in contemporary art, introduces new artists and demonstrates curators’ outlook on the state of the world. Started in 2005 the event traditionally attracts attention from local and international audiences and cultural professionals.
The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art is organised by the Moscow Biennale Foundation and supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Department of Culture of Moscow. The Commissioner and the Art Director of the biennale is Joseph Backstein (director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow (ICA, Moscow); member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA); honorary doctor of the Gothenburg University, Sweden; member of the Russian Academy of Art since 2007).
Under challenging circumstances, the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art opts for a radical format and changes its structure: the biennale will be condensed into ten days. Artistic, discursive and reflective moments will shape the space. Located in the Pavilion No.1 of VDNKh, it is here that the Moscow Biennale will evolve, as a think tank in real time.
Bart De Baere, Director of MUHKA, Antwerp; Defne Ayas, Director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director of Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, will
co-curate the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art which will take place from September 22
to October 1, 2015 at VDNKh.
The title of the biennale is ‘How to Gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia.’ The central pavilion of VDNKh will become a site to embrace art and thinking in action, encompassing daily keynotes by thinkers, in situ work and performances by artists as well as workshops with Russian and international cultural figures. Artists such as Flaka Haliti, Rana Hamadeh, Fabrice Hyber, Alevtina Kakhidze, Suchan Kinoshi