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Masaki Umetsu

Born in 1978 in Yamagata, Japan
Lives in Berlin

Four Squares (from the Green Project series). 2012. Installation. Courtesy of the artist

Green Project is a sight-specific installation, which uses the seeds of plants and plant lights to aid the growth of the plants. It constantly changes its form depending upon its position at the installation and the botanical germination conditions. In the limited period of the exhibition and in the specific space, the speed of germination will be controlled, and the green squares are composed as a flexible structure. The Green Project series started in 2009 as a part of the Light Art project, which focused on recognizing anew a relation between humans and nature through art.

Masaki Umetsu

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.