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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Kuzkin, Andrey

Born in Moscow, RU
Based in Moscow, RU

Andrey Kuzkin realises conceptual performances and installations inspired by Russian conceptualism but which bear within them a certain melancholy and brutalism. The artist’s drawings and objects are sometimes transformed in the course of an exhibition or encounter. Usually, Andrey Kuzkin is physically involved in his performances, leaving the direction of the project up to the visitors.

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Nails and Balloons, 2015

Every other day of the Biennale, visitors encountered Andrey Kuzkin sitting on a stool in front of Pavilion No. 1 at VDNKh. Two boxes next to him were filled with white balloons and nails. Each visitor got offered one nail and a balloon inflated by the artist. [Marie Egger]