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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Budraitskis, Ilya

Based in Moscow, RU
Born in RU

Ilya Budraitskis (°1981) is a historian and activist in Moscow. Currently he is a post-graduate student at the Institute for the World History, Russian Academy of Science. Between 1996-1999 Budraitskis was a participant in Avdey Ter-Oganyan’s project School of Contemporary Art, and between 1998-2000 he participated in Anatoly Osmolovsky’s seminars on critical theory. Since 2005 he has been collaborating with David Ter-Oganyan and Alexandra Galkina in collective art-projects and exhibitions. Their works are presented in the collections of Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art and Luigi Pecci Museum (Prato, Italy). Since 1997 he has been a political activist, organizing the Russian protest against G8, European and World Forums and currently he is the spokesperson for Socialist movement Forward. Budraitskis is a member of the editorial boards of Moscow Art Magazine and Left Politics.

As a full-time contributor to the Moscow Biennale, Ilya Budraitskis mediated, fed and reprocessed the biennial on site. He was involved in various events including the panel discussion with Evgeny Gontmakher.

Item details
The Invention of Eurasia, 2015

Panel: Ilya Budraitskis, Boris Dolgin, Evgeny Gontmakher, Dmitry Venkov and Vasily Zharkov.