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Andrey Shental

Born in 1988 in Moscow, Russia.
Lives between London and Moscow

On Knowledge Production. 2005–2012. Video, ticket collection. Courtesy of the artist

On Knowledge Production is a video essay based on a collection of tickets and receipts left over from the exhibitions, lectures and film screenings the author had visited in the past several years. The work investigates the phenomenon critics have called knowledge production. It considers the ever-increasing role of discourse in modern art practices. Until recently, the phenomenon had been considered as a way to resist the market. However, the author believes it to be an integral part of the modern economy. At the same time, he examines it as his own neurosis, and simultaneously the collective neurosis of an artistic community which cannot cope with its inability to grasp "reality".

Andrey Shental

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.