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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Genzken, Isa

°1948
Born in Bad Oldesloe, DE
Based in Berlin, DE

Artist Isa Genzken assembles various found materials, with which she is creating sculptures and installations. The artist’s interest in the combination of materials, in surfaces and superficialities becomes apparent in colourful, bizarre or conceptual works in different media. Isa Genzken is one of today’s most renown female artists whose work meanders between severity and eccentric.

Isa Genzken’s image in the central arena of the Moscow Biennial is a still, extracted from her film “Die kleine Bushaltestelle (Gerüstbau)” (2012) and shows two prostitutes, played by Genzken and artist Kai Althoff. Their conversation about love, acceptance and rejection is one of several episodes in the video where the two change characters and appear in various identities and situations. A one-time screening of the film during the Moscow Bienniale is scheduled during the ten days.