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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Yarovenko, Anastasiya

Born in RU
Based in Vienna, AT

Anastasiya Yarovenko recently graduated from Akademie for Bildende Künste Vienna. Her seemingly playful works are based on a definition of the human as a social actor. One of the projects Say it, which she realised together with artist Anna Khodorkovskaya and gallery owner Hans Knoll in 2014: the series of exhibitions and lectures focused on the current situations in different countries, including Russia and Ukraine—allowing for an open dialogue and intercultural exchange.

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The Trap of Habit, 2015

Anastasiya Yarovenko is one of the artists who produced a new work on site during the whole period of the Moscow Biennial. The Trap of Habit is a sculpture which was made of an actual carpet and resembles a trap door. For her second contribution, an open meeting with visitors, the artist proposes the creative writing class This and Other Important News on a Daily Basis. Its concept is based on the comparison of Ukrainian and Russian news about each others’ goings on.