Main Project. Deep Inside
In installations, films, paintings and interdisciplinary projects, the artists present "the view from the abyss."
This biennale is young in every sense – all the artists are under 35, as are the curator of the main project, Britain's Nadim Samman, the curators of the two strategic projects, Portgual's João Laia and Italy's Silvia Franceschini and Valeria Mancinelli, and biennale commissar Ekaterina Kibovsksaya, who is renowned as the creative director of Gorky Park and the ArtKvartal development. These vigorous young artists and curators have addressed pressing issues. Samman asked 87 young artists and artistic duos from 36 countries to focus on ecological and economic problems and the dangers of new technologies and social instability. "We live in an era of disruption," Samman says. "Artists now find inspiration in uncertainty, ambiguity, in codes and conspiracies, in contemplating instability and multidimensionality. We exist in a state of free fall, descending deeper and deeper into something like a black hole." In installations, films, paintings and interdisciplinary projects, the artists present what Samman calls "the view from the abyss."
Curator: Nadim Samman.
Artists: Ozan Atalan, Stacy Belevicheva, Matilde Benmayor, Julius von Bismarck, Grégoire Blunt, Pamela Breda, Vladislav Brut and Alisa Beketova, Ekaterina Burlyga, Olga Butenop, Martin Callanan, Ali Chagani Noor, Julian Charrière, Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen, Juan Covelli, Chris Coy, María Dalberg, Jasmin Daryani, Pеtr Davydchenko, Jonathan Doweck, Liat Elbling, Hüseyin Mert Erverdi, Karin Ferrari, Christian Fogarolli, Verena Friedrich, Veronika Geiger, Florian Goldmann, Iuliana Golub, Katharina Gruzei, Logi Leó Gunnarsson, Ali Jan Haider, Elizabeth Haust, Joey Holder, Marguerite Humeau, Marc Johnson, Graham Kelly, Daria Khlapova, Felix Kiessling, Paul Kneale, Fabian Knecht, Darya Koltsova, Lilia Kosyreva, Egor Kraft, Kseniya Kuleva, Joshua Leary (Evian Christ) and David Rudnick, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Ekaterina Lukoshkova, Maria Lundgaard Eli, Vlad Lunin, Steve Maher, Nadja Verena Marcin, Maxime Marion and Émilie Brout, Alice Miceli, Zoë Claire Miller, Marina Moskalenko and Tatiana Smirnova, Lee Nevo, Alisa Nikolaeva, Ismael Ogando, Pau Pahana, Tim Parchikov, Claire Paugam, Arya Sukapura Putra, Davide Quayola, Marina Ragozina, Andrew Ranville, Rune Rasmussen, Farid Rasulov, Martin Reiche, Vesna Rohaček, Contreras Paul Rosero, Jeremy Santiago-Horseman, Hadas Satt, Dagmar Schürrer, Julia Selin, Jura Shust, Emmy Skensved, Joe Sobel, Rustan Söderling, Wilf Speller, Julia Spiridonova, Natalia Tikhonova, Alvaro Urbano, Ivar Veermäe, Martin Volman, Addie Wagenknecht, Beny Wagner, Andrew Norman Wilson, Helga Wretman.
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