Yishu - Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

The Moscow Biennale to Feature Works by Ken Lum and Zheng Shengtian

Monday, September 19th, 2011

On September 22, the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art opens its fourth edition. Titled “Rewriting Worlds,’’ it is going to run until October 30th and feature 64 artists and 14 groups of artists from more than 33 countries. The Moscow Biennale is curated by Peter Weibel, Director of ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The Main project will feature renowned artists from the international art scene such as Martin Walde (Australia), Ai Weiwei (China), Richard Hamilton (UK), Manabu Ikeda (Japan), Ken Lum (Canada), Zheng Shengtian (China/Canada), Fabián Marcaccio (Argentina/USA), Walid Ra’ad (Lebanon/USA), Neo Rauch (Germany), Claire Fontaine (France), Susan Hiller (UK/USA), Rebecca Horn (Germany), Christoph Schlingensief (Germany), Olafur Eliasson (Denmark/Germany), Michael Elmgreen (Denmark) Ingar Dragset (Norway) and many others.

Commenting on the final list of artists of the Main project, Peter Weibel said: “As you can see, we have made a selection of artists ranging from Chile to China, from Ukraine to the USA, from Austria to Indonesia. That means a real global selection of contemporary art. The list includes artists who are partially famous as well as established artists like Richard Hamilton or Gerhard Richter. Even though some of these artists are not as renowned (like Nadezhda Anfalova or Ruth Schnell), they are making important contribution to the transformation of contemporary art. The exhibition includes all the media, i.e.: classical media like painting and sculpture, as well as computer-assisted media installations and sound art.”

Works by Russian artists will also be featured at the Biennale, including the Blue Soup, Electroboutique, Learning Film, Valery Chtak, Alina Gutkina, Olga Kisseleva, Taisiya Korotkova, Taus Makhacheva, Yelena Yelagina, and Igor Makarevich.

On View: September 23 – October 30, 2011

Visit: http://4th.moscowbiennale.ru

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