Alice Miceli presents her work “In Depth (landmines)/Colombian Series” at 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. The theme of the upcoming event, which is taking place from 1st July to 10th August, is “Deep Inside”.
“The fifth Moscow Biennale for Young Art, taking place this summer for six weeks only from July 1-August 10, announced the participants of the main project “Deep Inside,” curated by Berlin-based independent curator Nadim Samman, who co-organised the fourth Marrakech Biennale in 2012. More recently, Samman was also a curator at the TBA-21 Academy, a branch of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary foundation in Vienna, and oversaw the Antarctic Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014.
Taking place in the Trekhgornaya Manufaktura, one of Moscow’s oldest textile mills, the main exhibition will feature 87 works by 93 artists, selected from over 2000 applications, under the curatorial focus of tackling recent issues in ecology and economics. The project will also tackle questions regarding the dangers presented by new technologies and social instability.
“Ours is the time of fissures, of prying apart, of penetration and cavities,” Samman said in a statement. “We are climbing, or falling, ever deeper into a kind of black hole. As we do, it is perhaps to be expected that artists should be fascinated by opacities, by occultations, encryptions and conspiracies—the other side of the event horizon. Also, that they should rhapsodize about instability and polydimensionality. Deep Inside is a view from the chasm,” he explained.
The Moscow Biennale for Young Art was first held in 2008, and grew from the combined efforts of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) to offer a platform for emerging artists. Now in its fifth iteration, the biennale—commissioned by Ekaterina Kibovskaya—continues its mission to draw attention to a new generation of artists representing recent developments in the global art community.
Coinciding with the main project, the fifth Moscow Biennale for Young Art also announced two additional curated exhibitions: “HYPERCONNECTED” is curated by João Laia, and will take place at Moscow Museum of Modern Art at Ermolayevsky Pereulok; and “Time of Reasonable Doubts,” curated by Italian curators Silvia Franceschini and Valeria Mancinelli, will be held at the National Centre for Contemporary Art. Both projects will run from June 30-August 14.”
Watch the making-of video about “In Depth (landmines)/Colombian Series”
“In Depth (landmines)/Colombian Series”, by Alice Miceli
Opening: 1st July
On view through 10th August
5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art
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