Today’s Pop is Lena. That means ‘the bright one’ in spanish. So now you know.
The opening of the 3rd
Curated by the wonderful and great Jean-Hubert Martin, the exhibition traces unexpected and imaginative links which affirm the validity of multiculturalism and the many ways different cultures interact, borrow and inspire from each other. The selection of artists proved to be extremely varied, predominantly focusing on those, who are outside the traditional realm of the art-market.
Dedicated to forging these links, Jean-Hubert Martin constellates seemingly different artists. Belgian artist Wim Delvoye shows his stainless steel Gothic truck, the steel work is almost like embroidery of delicate Gothic ornaments, along side Esther Mahlangu showing traditional South African paintings, which one could mistake for another Gothic art piece. Willian Kentridge’s video piece is centred on one of the first important political trials of the Soviet Union, which highlighted the horrors of false accusations, thus drawing parallels with his national history, as well as other tragedies of history.
There are plenty of pieces that feed the imagination. Beautiful fluid sculptures by Tony Cragg, an exploded Suprematist painting by Dmitry Gutov, and, of course, the sound installation (small birds, finches, playing rock guitars) by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot.
The exhibition presents over 80 artists, punchy and heavy weight, The elite in Moscow are calling this is the best Moscow Biennale yet….. We think this one has serious muscle!
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- 30.09.09 / 12pm
- Annette Messager, Jean-Hubert Martin, Julius Popp, Moscow Biennale, THE GARAGE, Tony Cragg, Willian Kentridge, Wim Delvoye