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Galina Kamenskaya

Born in 1981 in Moscow, Russia
Lives in Moscow

The Hands. 2011. Six b/w photographs, hand printing. 18 × 24 cm each. Courtesy of the artist

This project is a series of photos of different people’s hands. The hands have small signs and phrases on them, which serve as reminders of something important and at the same time mundane. The encryptions look like tattoos or even scars, and their meanings are known only to their owners. They were created to exist for a single day, and therefore represent the imprint of everyday life. As such, they are contrasted with gestures of human hands that are not visually related to any time period.

Galina Kamenskaya

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.