NOWs: 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

01 July - 10 August 2016 / Nows

Trekhgornaya Factory, Moscow


Under the title “Deep Inside” the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art offers a long list of participating artists, and a meanding tour through barely lit corridors of its main venue, the Trekhgornaya Factory, one of Moscow’s oldest textile mills. The curatorial focus emphazises recent issues in ecology and economics and tries to tackle questions regarding the dangers presented by new technologies and social instability.

Berlin-based independent curator Nadim Samman explains in a statement, “Ours is the time of fissures, of prying apart, of penetration and cavities. We are climbing, or falling, ever deeper into a kind of black hole. As we do, it is perhaps to be expected that artists should be fascinated by opacities, by occultations, encryptions and conspiracies—the other side of the event horizon. Also, that they should rhapsodize about instability and polydimensionality. Deep Inside is a view from the chasm.

Amongst the 87 participating artists, the Biennale feature works by Julius von Bismarck, Ekaterina Burlyga, Julian Charrière, Felix Kiessling, Fabian Knecht, Alvaro Urbano, and Helga Wretman.

Find a review by Hetti Judah in artnetnews.

Felix Kiessling: Antisonne (Anti-Sun), 2016. Interactive installation.

Alvaro Urbano: Untitled, 2016