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The Price

In the social relations system the basis for identity is manifoldness, protean personality and the virtuality of relations. 

Egor Koshelev. Your price. 2012. Installation draft. Courtesy: Regina Gallery

In the social relations system the basis for identity is manifoldness, protean personality and the virtuality of relations. In that environment there is no unambiguous coordinate system for modern people: everything is conventional, and price is often the only international language left, a notion everyone understands.

The contemporary environment, with its aggressive flow of information, fast-paced time, and diversity of styles and trends is undermining the system of values. This situation complicates the choice between the artificial and real. Frequently, the only thing guiding us in our choices is the price. But does price determine value? Is the notion of price not a shallow, forced guideline? Isn't there true value, independent of price?

The exhibition project The Price is another attempt to identify the portrait of the generation. An exposition comprises of artworks, which represent an unfinished result of reflection, a contradictory and uneasy pondering over values, over the ability to see the essence, and the consequences therewith. In a play with the meanings of cognates, transforming the notion of “price”, artists interpret and visualize its image for modern society in forms open to further communication.

Anton Chumak & Daria Sedova

Organized by
Agency. Art Ru

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.