6th Moscow Biennale announces programme and radical change of format

Central Pavilion in VDNKh, Moscow.Via Wikicommons: shakko

The 2015 edition of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art has announced its programme, as well as a radical alteration of its format, now compressed to ten days instead of the usual month. The curators, Bart De Baere, director of MUHKA, Antwerp; Defne Ayas, director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; and Nicolaus Schafhausen, director of Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, invoke ‘challenging circumstances’ and the necessity to use the biennale as a ‘think tank in real time’.

Under the title How to Gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia, the 6th Moscow Biennale will consist of daily talks, site-specific works and performances as well as workshops, with the participation of artists and scholars like Amalia Ulman, Anton Vidokle, sociologist Saskia Sassen, and newly-resigned former Greek finance minister Yannis Varoufakis.

The 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art takes place at the central pavilion of VDNKh in Moscow from 22 September – 1 October 2015.