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The works of the artists of the Main Project will be displayed in a dialogue with works from the permanent exhibition of The State Tretyakov Gallery.
The Expert Council of Moscow Biennale was found this year and includes the heads of leading Russian museums, independent curators and representatives of non-profit foundations – Semyon Mikhailovsky (Rector of the Repin Saint Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture, Commissioner of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale) ikhail Piotrovsky (Director of the State Hermitage Museum), Zelfira Tregulova (Director of the State Tretyakov Gallery), Olga Sviblova (Director of Multimedia Art Museum), Vasily Tsereteli (Executive Director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art), Andrey Erofeyev (Co-Chairman of the Russian Section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA); curator), Alexander Rytov (Director of Stella Art Foundation) and others. Starting from this year the Moscow Biennale introduced a system for presenting Russian artists to international curator.
MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan 19 September 2017 – 18 January 2018 New Tretyakov Gallery (The State Tretyakov Gallery, 10, Krymsky Val, Moscow) Curator – Yuko Hasegawa (Japan) Curatorial assistant – Seiha Kurosawa (Japan) Participants of the Main Project: 52 artists from 25 countries: Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the USA.
The Main project of the 7th Moscow Biennale includes works of such well-known artists as Matthew Barney, Olafur Eliasson, who make new works specially for 7th Moscow Biennale and Björk.
the Big Museum) platform that was created to expand web-representation of museums.
The Biennale was fully relaunched which a brought a new momentum to the development to the project.
The Main Project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art will take place in New Tretyakov Gallery (The State Tretyakov Gallery, 10, Krymsky Val, Moscow) from 19 September 2017 to 18 January 2018.
It will last for four months for the first time in the history of the Moscow Biennale.
First and foremost, because from now the work of the Moscow Biennale is determined by the creative community: the newly established Expert Council of the Biennale makes all the creative decisions and closely cooperates with the curator, that it has selected.
The artist statement created by this collaboration will be presented in the New Tretyakov Gallery.