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Exploitation of the Imaginary (Ukraine)

Exploitation of the Imaginary, the project proposed by the Visual Culture Research Centre in Kiev, focuses on our speculative future, and the ‘imaginary’ of the masses in the world where it can be technically reproduced, where the main tension lies between the virtualized post-politics and utopian practice.

Дана Космина, Моделирование реальности, 2014. 3D-графика 30х40. Собственность автора

Organizers: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) 
Venue: Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), 17, Ermolaevsky Pereulok 
Dates: June 25 – August 10, 2014

 

In postindustrial societies, exploitation through consuming fantasies is an axiom of social being. In the light of latest developments we can see how the metastasis of the post-bipolar political imaginary are grown into the media network, an effective instrument of control in the era of consuming and producing images. Exploitation of the Imaginary, the project proposed by the Visual Culture Research Centre in Kiev, focuses on our speculative future, and the ‘imaginary’ of the masses in the world where it can be technically reproduced, where the main tension lies between the virtualized post-politics and utopian practice.

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.