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Iron Lily
(Russia - Uzbekistan)

Dmitry Pronin
Born in 1976 in Kazan, Russia

Timur Shaimukhametov
Born in 1976 in Samarkand (Uzbekistan)

Live in Moscow

Reset. 2012. Installation. Metal, electronic control systems, flash lamps, speakers. 60 × 100 × 60 cm. Courtesy of the artists

A bomb timer starts to countdown from 10 seconds as a person approaches it. Then there is a bright flash of light, combined with the realistic sound of an explosion. Finally, all is dark. This is a tangible imitation of disaster, and a unique opportunity for a rebirth after death. It creates a situation of a borderline state, when a person receives a reference point. The idea of the project is comparable to the moment of creation, the Big Bang, the originative force that created the Universe. The project aims to bring people to a new life, where they question what’s truly important and consider the time allotted to them.

Iron Lily

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.