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Aleksey Mikhailov
(Russia)

Born in 1983 in Astrakhan, Russia
Lives in Tomsk

Voices. 2011–2012. Installation, black balloons, electronics. Installation sketch. Courtesy of the artist

Wall of black balloons and voices inside of them. In one of them there is a low male voice; you need to move close to hear: “Dad, you are the only father for me.” In the other one—female: “I treat my daughter the same you were treating me, mama.” And somewhere there is a third voice: “I want to be with you, do you hear? I really do.” Voices say words spoken and unspoken, words which make you feel or understand, to dare or to remember. This is very intimate, because voices can be heard only very close to the balloon. Someone needs support and he hears: “I will be with you always”. The other one doesn’t and he hears somewhere in the distance cries of a woman: “Why do you do this? Do you understand why do you do this?” And maybe someone be willing to answer; it is possible to do it from the other side of the wall.

Aleksey Mikhailov

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.