The Educational Programme of the International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

20 February 2017

18 February 2017 marked the start of the educational programme of the 7th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. The programme was a joint project of the Moscow Biennale Foundation, the State Tretyakov Gallery, and the History Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. The general sponsor of the programme was the ART-OKNO Arts Festival, founded by the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation to develop unhindered cultural dialogue between Russia’s regions and cultural centres.

The educational programme of the biennale included lectures by the art historian, curator, and writer Arkady Ippolitov, the historian and museologist Viktor Solkin, the art historian Ivan Tuchkov, the founder and director of the Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow and the curator of the International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Culture Olga Sviblova, the Doctor of Art History Vadim Sadkov, the art historian Ekaterina Bobrinskaya, the Doctor of Art History Alexei Rastorguev, the General Director of the State Tretyakov Gallery and art historian Zelfira Tregulova, and other esteemed experts.

The Tretyakov Gallery building on Krymskiy Val hosted the events of the educational programme of the Moscow Biennale.

“Contemporary art—in all of its different forms—has become the biggest topic for discussion in recent years, and we decided that it would be important for the education programme to discuss ‘connections in time.’ We want to talk about the fact that the works that we now consider to be ‘classical art’ were once met with the same complicated reactions by contemporaries as art works do today. Thus, the final programme isn’t just an overview of the history of art, but it’s a conversation about what is happening to art today and what will happen in the future,” said Yulia Muzikantskaya, the president of the International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Foundation.

The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation is a partner of the State Tretyakov Gallery. The partnership has resulted in projects including the events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the museum (2006), the ‘Whistler and Russia’ exhibition (2006-2007), the ‘Dmitri Zhilinsky Retrospective’ exhibition (2007), and the ‘ROMA AETERNA. Masterpieces of the Vatican Pinacotheca. Bellini, Raphael, Caravaggio’ exhibition (2016-2017).

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The Educational Programme of the International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

18 February 2017 marked the start of the educational programme of the 7th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. The programme was a joint project of the Moscow Biennale Foundation, the State Tretyakov Gallery, and the History Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. The general sponsor of the programme was the ART-OKNO Arts Festival, founded by the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation to develop unhindered cultural dialogue between Russia’s regions and cultural centres.


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