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Boris Groys pulls out of the Kyiv Biennale Discussion Platform, following Petitions

For its inaugural 2012 outing, the Kyiv Biennale supplemented its exhibition “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art” (that cheerful title courtesy of curator David Elliot) with a series of lectures known as the … Continue reading

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Katya Degot and David Riff unleash their list of “researchers” for the Bergen Assembly

Just as this summer heat has us longing for cooler climes, this week we got a news bump reminding us to retreat to Norway for the last days of August to luxuriate in the cool breezes and earnest discourse of … Continue reading

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“Offside Effect”: Tbilisi gets a Triennial

The last days of Documenta may now be upon us (Would-be visitors have until the 16th, though it would appear Kassel may extend viewing time on certain commissions by artists like Walid Raad, Michael Rakovitz and Mark Dion, which the city … Continue reading

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The Gwangju Biennale releases the first issue of Roundtable

In advance of the September 7 opening of the Gwangju Biennale, the curatorial team – an all-female powerhouse of Nancy Adajania, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Mami Kataoka, Sunjung Kim, Carol Yinghua Lu, and Alia Swastika  – has released the first issue of its e-journal, … Continue reading

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Shanghai Biennale accepting applications for the Academy of Reciprocal Enlightenment

In keeping with their thesis that “Energy is born out of a collective,” the curators of the 9th Shanghai Biennale – that’s Boris Groys, Jens Hoffmann, Johnson Chang and Qiu Zhijie – have announced a program of workshops as part of The Academy of Reciprocal Enlightenment, … Continue reading

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Putin, Protests, and Pussy Riot (oh, and, yes, a little Boris Groys): The Update from Moscow

Two days ago, Lenta released an article claiming that two-thirds of the Russian public believes that Putin should enter into negotiations with the protesters. This is how Putin negotiates: just days before the next big protest – scheduled for May … Continue reading

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Vadim Zakharov to represent Russia at the 55th Venice Biennale

Today Stella Kesaeva, President of the Stella Art Foundation and Commissar of the Russian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale announced the artist for what will be her second project as commissar. For her first act as commissar, Kesaeva tapped Boris … Continue reading

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