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Zlata Smirnova

Born in 1991 in Minsk, Belarus
Lives in Vilnius

La Géométrie urbaine. 2011. Digital b/w photography. Courtesy of the artist

The modern city is a complex and dynamic construct aimed at meeting human needs and wants. Urban architecture is now based on the competent organization of space. In the post-industrial era humans especially appreciate simple ideas, and therefore, simple forms. The rhythm of life, the rhythm of production, the rhythm of the city—these concepts are interlinked and inherently inseparable. This photographic series reveals the inner essence of modern urban facilities. Rhythm, linearity, and monochromacy make the photos attractive to the human eye. The series was made in b/w mode to fix properly the fragments of reality, its shapes and forms. A game of light and shadow animates the static geometry and shows their unity, giving them linearity and severity.

Zlata Smirnova

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.