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Шестая Московская биеннале современного искусства меняет свою структуру. Первые десять дней посвящены «событийной» части биеннале, которая будет включать обширную дискуссионную и перформативную программы. Вторая, «экспозиционная», пройдет в течение последующего месяца и представит работы художников, созданные по итогам «событийной» части биеннале. Основной проект биеннале пройдет на ВДНХ. В Центральном павильоне развернутся публичные дискуссии, мастер-классы с участием российских и зарубежных представителей сферы искусства, а также известных учёных и общественных деятелей.

Биеннале: 22 сентября -- 1 октября 2015

Выставка-документация биеннале: 3 октября -- 11 октября 2015

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Maes, Ives

Born in Hasselt, BE
Based in Antwerp, BE
Soviet Stereographs
Пункт подробности
Soviet Stereographs, 2015
Photography, variable dimensions
stereo photography

From 2008 to 2013 Ives Maes photographed worldwide the architectural remains of World’s Fairs and the sites on which they were built, often revealing an ironic contrast between the grand utopian views of times past and the urban reality of today. On several occasions he photographed the site of the “All Union Agricultural Exhibition” that opened in 1939 and is currently the location of the Moscow Biennial. After the collapse of the USSR the site became subject to deterioration. In 2009 Ives Maes registered the delapidated condition of these pavilions and its inhabitants; trinket shops and a wax museum in the Lenin Monument, a food market in the Montreal Expo 67 Soviet Pavilion, a rusty rocket in front of the Cosmos Pavilion and a disassembled Vera Mukhina sculpture that once stood atop the Soviet Pavilion at the Exposition Universelle de Paris in 1937. In 2013 he returned to record the reconstruction of the 1937 Soviet Pavilion with the restored “Worker and Kolkhoz Woman” on top, holding hammer and sickle. This symbol of the Soviet epoch seemed to be an anomaly in time, to reappear a hundred years after its demolition. After 2013 a remarkable reintroduction of Soviet symbols has taken place, as well as a clean sweep of the exhibition grounds and a restoration of its grand architecture. In “Soviet Stereographs” archival images, personal photographs from 2009 and 2013 and new photographs from 2015 are juxtaposed through the use of stereoscopes. These images from different years blend together in order to form non-existing appearances of an in-between time. A moment between construction, deconstruction and reconstruction. A mediation of Communism, Capitalism and something undefined in-between.