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Dmitriy Kalashnikov & Maria Zakhvatova

Dmitry Kalashnikov
Born in 1986 in Arkhangelsk, Russia
Lives in Saint-Petersburg

Maria Zakhvatova
Born in 1983 in Vyborg, Russia
Lives in Saint-Petersburg

Malevich in the Square. 2012. Multimedia project. Courtesy of the artists

You are face-to-face with the Black Square. You have a gun. What will you do? Will you unload a full clip into the painting, destroying the meanings that it contains? Would you turn a work of art into a primitive game? Is there anybody who can stop you? Maybe the author himself, who ‘died’ a long while ago, will appear before the spectator to prevent the post-modernist mockery of his creation? In any case, you have the choice to not to get involved or to shoot yourself in the head.

Dmitry Kalashnikov

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.