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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Snoek, Otto

°1966
Based in Rotterdam, NL
Born in Rotterdam, NL

Otto Snoek engages in photographic investigation of the differences and similarities of different communities. He spent years photographing his fellow citizens shopping and partying together, focusing on the people of his home town, Rotterdam, the ‘gateway of Europe’, before turning his attention to the wider continent.

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

Item details
22 September - 01 October 2015, 2015
Installation

Otto Snoek was among the four photographers who witnessed the biennial on site. They were encouraged to direct their antennae to what happened outside the Central Pavilion as well as within. Otto’s observations from that widened horizon are what he presented at VDNKh after the ten days of the biennial. For the publication “How to Gather” (available under a "publication" section of the website), he contributed a number of images he took during the programme — as an always sensitive, sometimes silent observer of the happening on-the-go. [Marie Egger]