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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Backstein, Joseph

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Based in Moscow, RU
Born in Moscow, RU

Joseph Backstein was the commissioner of the Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art until May 2016. He is a director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow (ICA, Moscow), member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), an honorary doctor of Gothenburg University, Sweden, and has been a member of the Russian Academy of Art since 2007. During one of the first days Joseph Backstein read poems in Russian on the main platform of the biennale.

Credits (c)photo: Yuriy Chichkov, Courtesy of the Moscow Biennale and M HKA, 2015