8th moscow international biennale of contemporary art 2019
Curator: Dmitri Tcherniakov
Architects: Sergei Tchoban, Agniya Sterligova
Selection of works and artists: Members of the Expert Council of the Moscow Biennale and Elsy Lahner (Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria).
The Main Project of the 8th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art will be hosted in the State Tretyakov Gallery (Krymsky val, 10) from 28th of October 2019 till 22nd of January 2020.
It’s the first time that Albertina (Vienna, Austria) acts as the partner of the Moscow Biennale.
The list of the participants and the theme of the Main Project of the 8th Moscow Biennale will be announced in due course.
Alexander Brodskiy (Russia), Pavel Otdelnov (Russia), Hermann Nitsch (Austria) are creating their art works exclusively for the 8th Moscow Biennale.
“I believe that such a significant happening as Moscow Biennale should occur and keep occurring on the regular basis. Russia that, unfortunately, doesn’t often participate at the international art exhibitions and fairs, and we should state that contemporary art is exciting, vibrant and relevant in our country.
It is extremely important that in 2019 at the Moscow Biennale the collection of contemporary art of the world renown Albertina Museum of Vienna will take part, as well as the display of works of the most important contemporary artists, that have already become classics and all that in the space where in the late 1980s and early 1990s there were held the breakthrough (as we now understand it) exhibitions of contemporary art of such great artists as Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Tinguely, Gilbert & George and many others.
Participation of The Albertina Museum collection of contemporary art and demonstration of the art works, created in recent years by Russian and foreign artists, seems significant as well. This highlights the continuous line of tradition of the presence of contemporary art, both European, world and Russian in the exhibition space of the State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val.” – Zelfira Tregulova, CEO of the State Tretyakov Gallery