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

Fabrice hyber photo m hkaclinckx5

Hyber, Fabrice

°1961
Born in Luçon, FR
Based in FR

When pressured to disclose the sources of his idiosyncratic work, French artist Fabrice Hyber likes to invoke what he calls “the enormous reservoir of the possible”; his interests revolve primarily around the power of art to give rise, shape and form to a potentially endless network of relationship between concepts, ideas, images, objects, signs, thoughts – art as one particular form of materializing the immaterial.

The Moscow biennial will be a moment of experimentation to find new ways of communication between east and west, raw material and culture. Crude Oil moves on paper all the time, it is never fixed. What if it was the same with boundaries and borders? What would be the collateral effects? A mix of languages, sounds, phonetics; finding new ways of having no limits…

Crude oil is a material we know of, but of which we see only the derivatives such as gasoline or plastic. It’s a source that is physically hard to access. Fabrice Hyber has been making drawings with it for some time. During the Moscow biennial he draws portraits of all participants and visitors in different kinds of crude oil from Dagestan on paper during ten days, displaying an ever growing gallery of people.

Credits (c)image: M HKA