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ARTiculation Exercise

The project ARTiculation Exercise is based on an endless debate between the "multimedia" and "classical" arts.

Alexey Mikheev. Object sketch. 2012. Courtesy of the artist

The project ARTiculation Exercise is based on an endless debate between the "multimedia" and "classical" arts. Certain positions within the art scene create a permanent precedent for opposing these different aspects of contemporary art and seek to separate them, which seems totally pointless. The project represents a dialogue between two curators; each one of whom has chosen one of these art forms as their main focus. We do not seek to define exactly what is "real" or "true", but to represent in one show how both art forms can harmoniously interact.

ARTiculation Exercise acts like a theatre performance in two acts. In the first part of the project the curators will share their vision of the problem. The interaction of the public will be the impetus for the reorganisation of the exposition in the second part. Through interactive applications, each visitor will be able to engage in dialogue with the curators, leaving virtual messages. Before changing the set-up for the second part of the exhibition the curators will receive a theme, selected by a computer program. An application with a visual algorithm will render and process the proposed statements, and together the curators will select the visualisation most consonant with both. Thus, the actual meaning is selected randomly. Then, the curators will articulate a new topic by rearranging the art pieces and exhibition space.

Anna Buyvid

Organized by
the Platform Project

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.