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Flat Exhibition at Dom na Naberezhnoi
23 september 2011 — 9 october 2011

A special joint project for the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2011 by the Austrian Cultural Forum in Moscow and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Art and Culture.

Curators: Peter Weibel, Simon Mraz

Project coordinators: Marjeta Jernej, Elena Antropova, Andrea Dockter, Maria Mörkelsberger

General Sponsors: RedEspresso Bar, SiMART, Eurocom Med

Supported by:

  • Austrian Ministry of European and International Affairs
  • Dorotheum
  • Kärnten Kultur
  • Renaissance Hotel Moscow
  • Foundation Khomus Universe
  • Art Management

Artists:

  • Maria Anwander
  • Alfredo Barsuglia
  • Johanna Braun
  • Alexander Brodsky
  • Eva Chytilek
  • Bernhard Frühwirth
  • Katrin Hornek
  • Daria Irincheeva
  • Evgeny Ivanov
  • Olga Jitlina
  • Musa Khaitov
  • Aleksey Kuripko
  • Andrei Kuskin
  • Roman Pachernegg
  • Alexander Povzner
  • Lukas Pusch
  • Valentin Ruhry
  • Roswitha Schuller & Markus Hanakam
  • Anna Skladmann
  • Haim Sokol
  • Alexandra Sukhareva
  • Gabi Trinkaus
  • Vera Undritzova

Sound: AYARKHAAN (Yakutia)

Vernissage:
23rd  of September, 9:00 pm, concert of ethno band AYARKHAAN from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
24th of September, 9:00 pm, premiere of the film “At the magnetic mountain. Utopia and present in Magnitogorsk” by Roman Pachernegg and presentation of the catalogue of the Herman Nitsch exhibition in Moscow

Opening hours: 23rd and 24th of September, 9:00 pm- 12:00 pm, from 25th of September until 9th of October daily from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm, afterwards by appointment: Simon Mraz +7-495-7806066

Idea: "Rewriting Worlds"?


Moscow, a city that has endured much suffering, a city of dreams during Soviet times and also the site of mass repressions, is today developing rapidly and has become the locus for new dreams. At decisive moments of contemporary history Russia was the epicenter, and now it is a laboratory. The venue for the exhibition – the House on the Embankment – is simultaneously a symbol of mighty dreams and of powerful fears, with its unchanging dark-gray walls and breathtaking views. For the moment, it is to be a place of artistic experimentation. In September, 22 artists from Russia and Austria will display their work here.

The house on the embankment - Dom na Naberezhnoi - was built as a residence for the Soviet elite housing hundreds of famous generals, politicians, but also famous soviet writers, musicians and actors. Built as a modern and exceptional project it was a prototype of a new way of life. However the fate of many of its inhabitants was tragic. In the “Great terror” almost one third of the house’s residents suffered repression and disappeared in jails and concentration camps. Today the house is an elegant apartment house famous for its outstanding view of the Kremlin. Austrian and Russian Artists will create works in the tradition of flat exhibitions, which aim to reflect the IV Biennale’s subject titled “rewriting the worlds” and the house’s specific aura. 

Simon Mraz, the organizer and curator of the project, is the director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Moscow and the cultural attache at the Austrian Embassy. He has lived in Moscow since 2009. The Austrian Cultural Forum has held a Hermann Nitsch exhibition in Moscow and organized the largest show of Austrian contemporary art, design and architecture, "Austria, Let's go!"


Press contact in Moscow – ArtManagement:

Julia Grachikova
+7 905 719 6685
Press.artmanagement@gmail.com
www.artmanagement.ru

Press contact in Austria:
Maria Mörkelsberger
maria.moerkelsberger@bmeia.gv.at




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