[Oberlist] RU* call/expo: Moscow Biennale for Young Art

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Qui vive? Moscow Biennale for Young Art is one of the largest and
ambitious projects, realized on the Moscow art scene in the field of
contemporary art at present. The Biennale unites artistic initiatives of
the whole Russia, the countries of near and far abroad. Leading art
centers of Moscow in collaboration with regional and international
partners take part in its preparation and realization.

The key criteria for participant selection are not only age, but also in
many cases phase. The matter concerns the spirit, the pathos of the young
art, creative passion, bold experiments in search of new vision and
method. We say «Stop!» to the young authors, asking them to stop their
Brownian motion for a minute and to reflect upon where it is going, asking
them to articulate their creative and conceptual positions. To stop and to
formulate who, strictly speaking, and where is moving.

New generation of artists gradually becomes objective reality. Count on
youth and big potential for development is often risky, though mainly
reasonable undertaking, and the results don’ t keep us waiting.
Realization of the I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art «Qui
vive?» has revealed considerable interest to the project and its current
importance, its necessity in the context of art. Young authors have
presented a wide range of problems, interesting to them, plastic ideas and
artistic methods. The project has attracted proper attention of critics,
curators, professional community and wide audience, i. e. those who are
not indifferent to the future of the young art.

The First Biennale was to reflect the full range of art experiments made
by the young generation of artists, and it was a kind of the
«reconnaissance in force» that displayed a great number of young art
tendencies in the real art venues. The second experiment was decided to
devote to one of the central themes, characterizing the contemporary
situation of the young art. The phenomenon of Boundaries and its possible
interpretations were selected as the main theme of the 2010 Biennale. It
is logical to talk about boundaries after the slogan «Stop! Qui vive?»,
the invariable motto of the Biennale.

It is timely to raise a problem of the divide between the «young» and
«mature» art, to examine peculiarities of the development of art of the
globalization era artists, who have been brought up after the symbolic
date in the modern era, the fall of Berlin wall (it has been also a
metaphoric border between two worlds). The idea of boundaries is connected
with the problem of communication, artistic creativity in the epoch of new
technologies, implying elimination of geographical barriers and putting
artistic ideas into free circulation. Many other adjacent and related
topics will be touched in the project.

The Biennale participants will be selected, based on the results of the
open admission of applications. Individual or group artwork applications
as well as curator project applications will be accepted.

We invite institutions to collaborate with us and authors to participate
in the Biennale. For more information and application rules, please, visit
our web-site www.youngart.ru.

Accreditation and additional information

press la youngart. ru

NCCA public relations department:
+7(495) 254 8492
pr la ncca. ru

MMoMA public relations department:
+7(495) 694 6660
pr la mmoma. ru

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