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Misha Most

Born in 1981 in Moscow, Russia
Lives in Moscow

Constitution (Dialogue on the Street). 2011–2012. Graffiti. Courtesy of the artist

The project consists of transferring the articles of the Constitution of the Russian Federation that concern human rights and freedoms, which, it seems, must be known to everyone, from the closed formal legal space into the open space of the streets. And it is done in an illegal, street manner. The state itself doesn’t care about such educational initiatives, and one may think that the authorities themselves will benefit from it. The project touches upon the problem of citizens not knowing their rights and being helpless when confronted by the state system. This helplessness leads to other administrative vices: corruption, abuse of power, censorship etc., which, in turn, lead to an increase in negative mood in the society. The transfer of civil rights into the public space lets both common citizens and law enforcement officers remember and never forget the basis, on which individuals exist in the system called The State.

Misha Most

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.