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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Kakhidze, Alevtina

°1973
Born in Zhdanivka, UA
Based in Kiev, UA
Based in Muzychi, UA

Alevtina Kakhidze was born in eastern Ukraine. Having lived in Kiev and in Muzychi (Central Ukraine) since 1995, with the exception of two years research term at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (2004-2006) she declares about her multi-level culture identity. Art practice’s of Kakhidze are based on personal experiences and imagination, talking about consumer culture, gender, love, culture of protest, experience of war, plants and dogs, experience of war, plants and dogs.

Alevtina Kakhidze will have three video-chanelled news broadcasts from VDNKh every day during the ten days of the Moscow biennial. At midday there will be Future News, which is all about vision. In the afternoon there will be Present News, about events happening at that moment in VDNKh. The Past News in the evening is based on a text about Strawberry Andreevna, who lives in Zhdanovka, a small town to the northeast of Donetsk that has seen some of the heaviest fighting in the war in 2014.