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

Performance - Anna Jermoloewa

16:30 - 19:00hrs

“Political Extras” is a paid-for mass demonstration organized by Anna Jermolaewa. Through the website about a hundred demonstrators are hired to demonstrate both for and against the Moscow Biennale. As a reward they are offered a small honorarium like it was done before on occasion of demonstrations for political parties in Russia. According to the artist, when selling out their political body, the protesters become symbols for purchased media manipulation in the guise of a democratic form of protest.