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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28 Sep
29 Sep
30 Sep
01 Oct

Keynote - Mariana Mazzucato

19:00 - 20:30hrs

​Professor Mazzucato's talk will look at why the discussion of policy as ‘intervention’ in the ‘market' is a myth. Markets are outcomes of different of  interactions between heterogeneous agents (including different types of public and different types of private organizations). She will emphasise why this requires much more attention on the types of interactions, and the types of organizations. In particular, she will argue why the role of public policy must change from being about ‘fixing’ market failures, to one of actively shaping and creating markets. And the danger of not understanding this active role, given the societal challenges we have in front of us: battling climate change, inequality, and financial market reform.