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Museum of Proletarian Culture. Industrialization of the Bohemia

Organized by The State Tretyakov Gallery with support by Regina Gallery and NOVATEK
Location: The State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val

Arseniy Zhilyaev. Museum of Proletarian Culture. Industrialization of the Bohemia. 2012. Installation fragment. Courtesy of the artist

The Museum of Proletarian Culture refers to the art practices of workers' clubs and the concepts of "people's art" alternative to "bourgeois art". The exhibition is a partly documentary and partly fictitious history of how the "oppressed" art of the proletarians of the past, and that of the creative workers of the present were formed. Inspired by amateur arts, and sometimes directly appropriating real life images, Zhilyaev creates a complex artistic statement that originates in the experiments of Marcel Broodthaers and Ilya Kabakov.

Arseniy Zhilyaev
Kirill Svetlyakov
The State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val
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.