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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01 Oct

Performance - Leon Kahane

14:00 - 15:30hrs

Pas de deux, 2015

A constant dance performance in the format of a daily ballet rehearsal is one of Leon Kahane’s contributions to the ten-day program of the Moscow Biennial. Assuming a dichotomy of high culture and liberal arts, the performance aims to combine both in order to debug their formal and political differences or similarities. His recent interest in the performative potential of existing material and cultural goods took the artist a step further as to his own participation in the performance where he will be taught a pas de deux by a professional Russian ballet dancer.

Ballet trainer: Svetlana Saltykova