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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Serapinas, Augustas

°1990
Born in Vilnius, LT
Lives in Vilnius, LT

Augustas Serapinas is based in Vilnius, Lithuania but works frequently in other locations where he realized context based installations on site. His practice is developed around the alteration and manipulation of architectural spaces with thinking their contexts and current or former purposes. With his interventions, Serapinas questions what is presented as reality.

Augustas Serapinas travels to Moscow to realize a work on site of the VDNKh Pavilion Nr.1. His attention is directed towards forgotten or hidden places within the building and its walls. Carefully, he invalidates bureaucratic orders and institutional purposes set for the object he is working with. Augustas Serapinas turns concealed spots into artworks so that it might happen his piece will remain invisible or impossible to visit for any other guest or participant of the biennial. In this case the decision of which reality to trust and believe in remains with the viewer.