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Irina Drozd & Alexander Efremov
(Russia)

Irina Drozd
Born in 1980 in Rzhev, Russia
www.plusch-drozd.com

Alexander Efremov
Born in 1984 in Pikalevo, Russia
Live in Saint-Petersburg

Decay. 2011. Installation. Courtesy of the artists

The paintings of children’s faces are processed by chemical reagents on the “front of the audience”. Salts, acids and alkalis drop out from the bulbs, and the paintings react. The beauty and purity of childhood is manifested not only in character but also in appearance. Our eyes are full of tears as we watch the destruction of this purity. We understand that nothing lasts forever on this earth. We shine until a drop of destruction falls into our hearts, corrupting our bodies and our souls.

Irina Drozd & Alexander Efremov

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.