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Tatiana Baskakova

Born in 1987 in Zhukovsky, Russia
Lives in London

The Dance of People’s Deputies. 2011–2012. Slideshow installation. Courtesy of the artist

The Dance of People's Deputies refers to a unique triumphant moment of democracy in Russian history, the People's Deputies Congress of 1989, when the deputies criticized Andrei Sakharov over his outspoken opposition to the war in Afghanistan. The project strives to transcend the seriousness of politics. Its primary point of inspiration has been the NSK song Tanz Mit Laibach. We know that “politics functions in the media of language” (B. Groys). This work accumulates the language of Soviet patriotic emotion, the emotion of the justification of war, and then makes it dance. Passionate accusations of contempt for and betrayal of the motherland are turned into historical nonsense that offers itself for examination, amusement and identification. Please, join us in this dance to the end of politics.

Tatiana Baskakova

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.