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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u/n multitude

u/n multitude is a community of artists and music historians whose practice is linked to performative and public activities. They refer to their works as “political scores” where music offers a space for understanding social and historical conflicts through immediate experiences.
For u/n multitude a “score” therefore can be defined as a sequence of steps which connects the artist, the work and a certain political context in one single statement. “Political scores” can be interpreted as something between art and a political gesture.

In Palace of Culture (2015) u/n multitude refers to the format of the Cultural Palace from Soviet times and their educational activities. Working with the local communities of ENEA, the artists’ contribution is structured by the involvement of different amateur clubs: a vocal-instrumental ensemble, a dance and drama studio, etc. u/n multitude themselves also became involved in the amateur culture of ENEA.

The score consisted of four parts:
September 25, 2015: A dance evening and workshop lead by Anatoly Mikhailovich Mazalova.
September 27, 2015: A lecture on the self-organised community in ENEA.
September 29, 2015: A performance by “Marsh Enthusiasts” (together with the restorers of Belarus Pavilion)
October 1, 2015: A rock concert on occasion of the closing day of the biennale, where a street cover band is invited to perform in the Central Pavilion while u/n multitude switches places with their usual location at the entrance of ENEA.