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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23 Sep
24 Sep
25 Sep
26 Sep
27 Sep
28 Sep
29 Sep
30 Sep
01 Oct

Keynote - Eyal and Ines Weizman

19:00 - 20:30hrs

In a dialogic concept “Between the Dissident and the Activist,” the contribution by Ines and Eyal Weizman, will be realised as a conversation-play where both present architecture-based cases and put them into relation. Broken illusions after the big bang of 1968 which were followed by the sagging of communism as a unifying idea shaped the landscape of political forces from which the difference between the two notions will be read: Dissidence (as an oftentimes non-political act of stubborn negotiation, withdrawal and non-participation) is interpreted as an antithesis to the notion of activism (as in the nervous, agitated and engaged.)