How to gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia

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.

Biennale: Sept 22 - Oct 1, 2015
Documentary exhibition project: Oct 3 - Oct 11, 2015

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Vidokle, Anton

Born in Moscow, RU
Based in New York, US
Based in Berlin, DE

Anton Vidokle is an artist and co-founder of e-flux. He has written a number of articles and has produced projects as The Next Documenta Should Be Curated by an Artist (curated by Jens Hoffmann), Do it (curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist), and Utopia Station (poster project). Vidokle also organised An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life (based on the image archive of David Alfaro Siqueiros) and the Martha Rosler Library.

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The Communist Revolution was caused by the Sun

Anton Vidokle’s contribution to Moscow Biennale 2015 is a mixture of screening and performance. The Communist Revolution Was Caused by the Sun is a video in which Vidokle deepens his research on Russian cosmism and presents the argument of Alexander Chizhevsky who claimed human history (such as wars, revolutions etc.) is caused by activity of the sun.