3rd Moscow Biennale 2009
25 Sep - 25 Oct 2009
25 September - 25 October 2009
The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art was established in 2003 as a part of the federal program “Culture of Russia. 2001-2006”. It is one of the most important cultural events organized under the aegis of the Russian government.
The First Moscow Biennale (January 28 –February 28, 2005) generated great response both in Russia and abroad, and made serious steps towards becoming a respectable international event. The main exhibition, “Dialectics of Hope”, presented projects by 41 artists from 22 countries, the idea behind the project was in defining the 21st century visual arts movement. There was also a number of special projects introducing trends in the Russian contemporary art. The Biennale’s special projects and parallel program included over 50 exhibitions opening an unprecedented showcase of Russian actual art as well as European, American and Asian visual artists.
The Second Moscow Biennale (March 1 –April 1, 2007) proved the success of this large international show. The main project titled “FOOTNOTES on Geopolitics, Market and Amnesia” showed works of 115 artists from 20 countries. 5 exhibitions of the main project united by one theme were realized by different curators and curatorial teams. The project featured the shows organized at 40 venues including The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
The 3rd Biennale will open its doors from September 24 to October 25 at the Garage Center of Contemporary Culture. The commissioner of the Biennale is Joseph Backstein, main project curator is Jean Hubert Martin, and organizing committee lists the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Moscow Government, State Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSIZO and Moscow Biennale Art Foundation. The exhibition program of the Third Moscow Biennale will feature the Main Project presenting 80 artists from Europe, USA, Asia, South America, Africa and Oceania, more than 39 special projects and 7 special guests shows. The total exhibition area will exceed 10,000 square meters.
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré
Berlinde de Bruyckere
Huang Yong Ping
Agatoak Ronny Kowspi
Samuel Kane Kwei
Doreen Reid Nakamarra
Ravinder G Reddy
Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger
Sun Yuan & Peng Yu
Regina Pilawuk Wilson
The Special Guest program presents personal expositions of the outstanding contemporary artists. The important figures of the modern art scene.
Olga Chernysheva, Russia
Project: Present - Past
Venue: BAIBAKOV art projects
Antony Gormley , Great Britain
Project: Domain Field
Venue: The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture Moscow
Dates: July 16 – September 2, 2009
Project: Event Horizon
Venue and dates to be specified
Michail Grobman, Israel
Project: The Metamorphoses of Collage
Curators: Lola Kantor-Kazovsky
Venue: Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 25, Petrovka str.
Bertrand Lavier, France
Curators: Bernard Marcadé, Maria Kravtsova
Venue and dates to be specified
Atelier Van Lieshout, The Netherlands
Project: Slave City – Cradle to Cradle
Curators: Sabine Maria Schmidt, Anna Zaytseva
Venue: WINZAVOD, Moscow Contemporary Art Center
Vladimir Sichov, Russia
Curator: Anna Chudetskaya
Venues: The State Tretyakov Gallery, 10, Krymsky Val, Gallery of the Foundation "Art Promotion Society"
Vladimir Tarasov, Russia
Project: Sound Games
Curator: Olga Sviblova, Ekaterina Kondranina
Venue: MAMM - Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Luc Tuymans, Belgium
Project: Against the Day
Venue: BAIBAKOV art projects, Red October