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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30 Sep
01 Oct

Keynote - Michelangelo Pistoletto

19:00 - 20:30hrs

Michelangelo Pistoletto will realise both a large outdoor work ‘Third Paradise’ and a keynote speech, titled ‘the Work on the World’. Both start from his ‘third paradise’ notion that can be seen as an artistic aspiration to let the classical thesis/antithesis thinking transcend itself into an opulent engagement with the world, inspired by art. If there are two opposing spheres, we can read in the third paradise sign, something entirely new can grow in the middle. The outdoor third paradise, closed line that twists itself into three circles, is realised from sitting benches. As a result of the coherence of the line, the benches on the outer circles are turned outwards, those in the central circle look inwards.