Peripheral Vision (Czech Republic)

Curatorial project Peripheral Vision aims at presenting the youngest generation of Czech artists that are on a long-term scale connecting post-conceptual or post-medial art with certain renewed interest in visual quality. Particular artists are in a way resigning on the creation of images; rather they are being generated in the process of reflection upon the medium or material, in order to engage us in an unseen yet touching experience.

Richard Nikl, Untitled (4MIBYA), 2014. Mixed media, various dimensions

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


By means of peripheral vision we cannot acquire bright and sharp images, but more likely a horizon of possibilities, view of the whole, borders and edges of the visible. Precisely this is the way the exhibition intends to present contemporary possibilities of imagination – in a certain external perspective. The visuality of arts is not opened directly – by display, creation, nor painting – but by way of explicit work with the limits of the medium, material or the gallery environment itself.

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.