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Bestiary

Filled with allegories, medieval times inspired our art group for the project Bestiary.

Denis Chizhov. Nameless. 2012. Sculpture. Bone, acryl, bandage, wooden beam. Courtesy of the artist

 Filled with allegories, medieval times inspired our art group for the project Bestiary. During medieval times all notions, virtues, and substances were created, described, and illustrated as images. An image could simultaneously be a magical creature and a symbol, an archetype and a sign. Signs transformed into treatises. One can imagine that our exposition has a similar structure.

Space dictates a conceptual understanding of time. At FABRIKA, space is organized in a special way: time is not linear here. It is multidimensional, and at every point it has a number of vectors of motion. At the intersections of various space/time planes, new phenomena are born.

This project is an allegory of uncertainty, which poses questions of internal self-identification. The images created by the artists refer to the world of unconsciousness. This is the space of a fantastic bestiary populated by imaginary substances and creatures. They are reflections of the center, around which they revolve. In the center stands the researcher, a “new archeologist” collecting wonderful artifacts. He observes and creates. He defines his own role and writes the history. He is an observer, an artist, and an architect. He constructs meanings.

Anastasia Dorozhkina

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.