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Ally/Foe. Collective Comprehention of Borders

This project is an exploration of human identity. Where and why does one perceive himself as an “ally”, and what borders separate “us” from “others”?

Irina Anufrieva Tribute to Frida Kahlo. 2012. Performance. Courtesy of the artist

This project is an exploration of human identity. Where and why does one perceive himself as an “ally”, and what borders separate “us” from “others”? How do we identify “foes” in our community?

How do we build the frames that separate ourselves from the others? How do we become alienated in our own community?

The participants of this project will analyze, by different artistic languages and based on their personal experiences, how to fit within an alien community, and how to become one with it and adopt its features without losing one’s own identity.

Each participant will share his experience of entering a foreign area and becoming an “ally” there. Each piece will be exhibited with a personal statement by the artist, describing his own experience of becoming an “ally” in a foreign field.

Vita Dumchyute

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.