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While we wait on more releases, Late Night with Diaconov…

Despite some (understandably) over-adrenalined official headlines in the wake of Khodorkovsky’s release [for those of you who just said “who?”, we defer to the ever-great Julia Ioffe], Pussy Riot has not been freed.  According to a Twitter just sent out on … Continue reading

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Manifesta receives nearly triple the state funding as the Moscow Biennale

In the wake of the 5th Moscow Biennale, the Russian Ministry of Culture took a stand when it comes to strengthening Russia’s cultural position, even considering the possibility of forming a national ideology (as strongly advocated by filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov, who … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Biennales: Istanbul and Moscow

So, September is traditionally a full month for the art world, as galleries click back in after summer schedules and the worldwide spate of biennales further obstructs one’s ability to schedule a Skype-call. In the whirl of events, there were … Continue reading

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A Call for Proposals to Reimagine Russia’s National Center for Contemporary Art

A few days ago, Sophia Kishkovsky published an article on The Art Newspaper titled “Moscow biennial curator and artists explain why we shouldn’t boycott Russia,” in which Biennale curator Catherine de Zegher compares provocative art to fast food (“It flares up, then it’s finished.”) What was … Continue reading

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Catherine de Zegher releases her full artist roster for “More Light,” the 5th Moscow Biennale

  A few weeks after giving us some teasers, the Moscow Biennale – just around the corner, mind you, from September 20 – October 20 – has released its full artist roster, made up of 72 artists from 40 countries … Continue reading

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The 5th Moscow Biennale lets a little Light in

Today the 5th Moscow Biennale‘s curator, Catherine de Zegher, announced that the theme of this year’s effort – which runs a brisk month from September 20 – October 20, 2013 – will be “More Light.” According to our translation of … Continue reading

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90 million rubles (and a host of expectations) set aside for the 5th Moscow Biennale

At this morning’s press conference for the 5th Moscow Biennale (slated to run  from September 19- October 20, 2013, in the new Manege space broken in recently by AES+F), the focus was on the funding: namely the 90 million rubles … Continue reading

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Catherine de Zegher appointed curator of the 5th Moscow Biennale 2013

According to a press release sent out May 29, Catherine de Zegher has been selected as the curator for the 5th Moscow Biennale, taking place in 2013. A guest curator in the Drawings Department of the MoMA and former director … Continue reading

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Russia’s National Center for Contemporary Art announces the nominees for the Innovation Prize

Russia’s National Center for Contemporary Art just announced the nominees for the 2011 edition of its Innovation Prize (which made headlines last year over its on-off inclusion of the group Voina.) The Prize is awarded in five categories: Work of … Continue reading

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Saturdays at Arthouse Squat Forum in Moscow

A special project of the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Arthouse Squat Forum takes over the construction site of a future luxury housing development along the Serebryanichevskaya Naberezhnaya in the heart of Moscow and fills it with over 20 … Continue reading

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