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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Lester, Gabriel

Born in Amsterdam, NL
Based in Amsterdam, NL

"Trust me, I'm an Artist." - Gabriel Lester

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MurMure, 2014

MurMure/Shopot is a performance in which musicians play from inside a wall. They wear, as it were, a wall. Performed for the Moscow Biennale 2015, the work was born from an interest in thinking about the ubiquitous, almost constant performances of self we maintain and enact in our net- worked reality. In contrast to this constant management of our profile, the perfor- mance attempts to use concealment as a methodology. The performance simultane- ously hints at a contradiction between the anonymity of the producers of the objects that we use to perform these public selves, versus the innate desire within the self to be known, to be recognised.