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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Studio for New Music Ensemble


The Studio for New Music (SNM) is a leading contemporary music group in Russia. The ensemble was founded by composer Vladimir Tarnopolski and conductor Igor Dronov in 1993. Their first concert was given in France with Mstislav Rostropovich as conductor. Every year the ensemble performs about 50 programs in Moscow and throughout the country, and is a frequent guest in many Western contemporary music festivals.

Studio for New Music Ensemble will observe, compose and perform a daily diary of the goings on at Moscow Biennale 2015. A composer spends a day on site and will perform a musical arrangement, an improvisation or piece at the ending moment in the evening of the biennial. The performance happens every day except the first.

Credits (c)photo: Orlova