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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Serapinas, Augustas

Born in Vilnius, LT
Lives in Vilnius, LT

Augustas Serapinas is based in Vilnius, Lithuania, but works frequently in other locations where he realises context based installations on site. His practice is developed around the alteration and manipulation of architectural spaces by contem plating their contexts and current or former purposes. With his interventions, Serapinas questions what is presented as reality.

Item details
Behind the Map of the Third World, 2015
mixed media

Augustas Serapinas traveled to Moscow to realize a work on site of the VDNKh Pavilion Nr.1. His attention was directed towards forgotten or hidden places within the building and its walls. He turned a concealed spot behind the painting of Qui Zhije Map of the Third World into a tea room to which he continuously invited participants and visitors to join him for a Chinese tea ceremony.