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.
The main part of educational events of the Biennale will take place at the Museum of Moscow
(2 Zubovsky Boulevard). The meeting with the artists participating in the main project of the Biennale will take place on June 24 at NCCA (13 build. 2, Zoologicheskaya Street).
The educational program is divided into four areas and offers a series of lectures and seminars throughout the whole duration of the Biennale:
Academic-type lectures examining the historical and philosophical implications of the concept of the main exhibition, A Time for Dreams, curated by David Elliott, and the legacy of Russian avant-garde (probably the most influential ‘dreamers’ in the history of art).
Seminars aimed at helping young artists to improve the way they pitch their ideas and promote their works. These lectures offer valuable guidance on practical questions, such as creating
a portfolio, making an effective presentation, defending copyright and applying for funding.
Informal talks that examine in detail the practicalities of showing a work to a wide audience.
In particular, the lectures examine in depth the differences and similarities between being
a curator and being an artist.
Talks and question & answer sessions led by world-famous artists and by young artists – participants of the current and previous Biennales, speaking about their artistic paths.
Apart from that, the educational program will also include a series of activities for teenagers, and special creative workshops for the youngest audience aged 4 and above.
A separate educational program will accompany special projects of the Biennale. For its schedule and that of kids’ workshops, please check the following websites: strelkainstitute.com v-a-c.ru
The Stuff of Dreams
Speaker: David Elliott (UK) – curator, writer, museum consultant, contemporary art expert
Date and time: June 18, 7:30-9pm
For this fourth edition of the International Biennale of Young Art in Moscow David Elliott has chosen the title A Time for Dreams in acknowledgement of the chronic precariousness of our own times
and the urgent need for the young generation to find a dream, a hope and a possibility of not ‘going with the flow’, but investing its energy to make the world a better place. During his lecture the artistic director of this year’s Biennale main project will say more about the concept of the exhibition and his curatorial decisions.
Young Art – the Russian Avant-garde
Speaker: Kirill Svetlyakov (Russia) – art historian, Head of Contemporary Art Department at the State Tretyakov Gallery
Date and time: July 17, 7:30-9pm
Kirill Svetlyakov, one of the most respected Russian researchers on 20th century art, will give a lecture dedicated to the Russian avant-garde movements and the people who made them.
Lessons of the Russian Avant-garde
Speaker: Faina Balakhovskaya (Russia) – art historian, art critic
Date and time: July 24, 7:30-9pm
The lecture will focus on the theory of the Russian avant-garde, looking at the historical situation
in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, the origin and development of main avant-garde trends, major achievements, and reasons for the rise and fall of the Russian avant-garde.
Speakers: Members of the Biennale jury
Date and time: June 26, 5-9pm
At this first meeting between art professionals and young artists in the Strategy Planning section, young artists will have the opportunity to show their works to members of the Biennale jury and obtain detailed comment.
One Critic Said That…
Gleb.Napreyenko (Russia) – art critic, art historian
Anna Bykova (Russia) – art critic, writer for Aroundart.ru online magazine
Natalia Alexander (Russia) – artist, writer for ART UZEL media project
Olga Butenop (Russia) – artist, writer for ART UZEL media project
Date and time: July 1, 7:30-9pm
Four invited art critics will discuss selected works from the main project of the Biennale and answer the participants’ questions.
I Am Listening to You
Elena Bakanova (Russia) – art historian, journalist, gallery owner, founder of Paperworks Gallery
Sergey Popov (Russia) – art historian, owner and director of Pop/off/art Gallery
Natasha Tamruchi (Russia) – gallery owner, founder of Open Gallery
Date and time: July 2, 7:30-9pm
Three well-known Moscow gallery owners will answer artists’ questions and give full information
about exhibition policies and the rules of the gallery business.
How to Protect Copyright and How Not to Break It: Practical Advice to Artists
Dates and time: July 9 and 10, 7:30-9pm
An expert in the field of copyright in Russia will give two lectures. In the first one, issues related
to the protection of copyright will be highlited, and in the second one, the legal nuances of using
and quoting from someone else's material will be discussed.
How to Finance Your Art Project
Speaker: Elena Kolovskaya (Russia) – Director of Pro Arte St. Petersburg Foundation for Culture
and Arts, the Northwestern Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
Date and time: July 15, 7:30-9pm
Elena Kolovkaya, head of Pro Arte – one of the most respected Russian art foundations, will talk about funding sources, how to find project sponsors, and specifics of the art market in Russia.
How to Make an Effective Presentation
Speaker: Susanne Winterling (Germany – Norway) – artist and lecturer at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Date and time: July 22, 7:30-9pm
Susan Winterling explains how to communicate with curators, what to say in an interview and how
to say it, how to present a project or a portfolio.
Art and Life
Speaker: Kate Scully (UK) – artist, lecturer at London University for the Creative Arts
Dates and time: July 29 and 30, 7:30-9pm
Kate Scully, artist, teacher and manager, will share her experiences and practices, answer questions about what artists do after learning their craft, whether to continue learning, how to start a career, what to work as, how to set priorities and to succeed in your chosen field.
The Double Life: Curating Art vs. Making Art (Part 1)
Speaker: Vladimir Logutov (Russia) – artist and curator
Date and time: July 8, 7:30-9pm
Vladimir Logutov has proven himself both as a gifted artist and as a talented curator. He will share his personal experiences and life examples to explain the differences between the professions, including an account of the beginning of his career.
Biennale, Triennale, Festival: Mega-shows as a Format for the Presentation of Contemporary Art
Speaker: Victor Miziano (Russia) – curator, founder and editor-in-chief of Moscow Art Magazine
Date and time: July 16, 7:30-9pm
Victor Miziano will talk about the biennale system, offering examples from his own curatorial practice to consider how projects are structured, what their functions are, and how curators work with artists.
The Double Life: Curating Art vs Making Art (Part 2)
Speaker: Stas Shuripa (Russia) – artist, curator, author of texts on contemporary art and visual culture
Date and time: July 31, 7:30-9pm
Stas Shuripa, a talented teacher, artist and curator, will discuss these various roles and share his personal experience with the audience.
Aslan Gaisumov: Two Years After
Speaker: Aslan Gaisumov (Russia)
– artist, Winner of the 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2012)
Date and time: June 19, 7:30-9pm
Aslan Gaisumov won the main prize of the 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art in 2012, and is a contributor to the main project of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013).
He will talk about his creative path, new projects and plans for the future.
Meeting with participants of the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art
Date and time: June 24, 2:30-4:30pm and 5-7pm
Venue: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (13 build. 2, Zoologicheskaya Street)
Participants of this year’s Biennale main project will introduce themselves to the art public and share their impressions.
Speaker: Katarzyna Kozyra (Poland)
Date and time: July 3, 7:30-9pm
Artist, sculptor, photographer and author of video installations, films and other art projects, Katarzyna Kozyra is probably the brightest star of contemporary art in Poland. Her works are much discussed. Katarzyna will talk about her latest activities and plans for the future, and answer questions.
Speaker: Antoni Muntadas (Spain)
Date and time: July 23, 7:30-9pm
Antoni Muntadas, one of foremost contemporary Spanish artists, laureate of the Velázquez Prize
and participant of Documenta in Kassel, represented Spain in 2005 at the 51st Venice Biennale. Antoni will talk about his creative path and past projects.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR TEENAGERS
Curator: Evgenia Kikodze
At educational events for teenagers conducted by young Russian artists, youngsters will be taught some practical artistic skills. Also, they will learn about leading international artists of the last thirty years, main current trends in the art process, and personal experience of the speakers. Students will be invited to learn the skills of working with collage, photo and video assemblage, and the basic principles of digital video editing.
Alla Afonina (Russia) – artist, graduate of Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia
Vera Laponkina (Russia) – artist, graduate of Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography
Viktoria Marchenkova (Russia) – artist, art historian, teacher at Rodchenko Moscow School
of Photography and Multimedia
Taisia Krugovikh (Russia) – video artist, graduate of Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography
and Multimedia, teacher at Kids’ School of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
The program includes the following master classes:
June 30, 4-5:30pm – Alla Afonina. Working with Archive Photographs (Recycling)
July 3, 4-5:30pm – Alla Afonina. Creation of Portrait Allegories
July 7, 4-5:30pm – Vera Laponkina. Stencils: Andy Warhol, Banksy
July 10, 4-5:30pm – Vera Laponkina. Collage: Robert Rauschenberg, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque
July 14, 4-5:30pm – Viktoria Marchenkova. Video Performance: The Lessons of Marina Abramović
July 17, 4-5:30pm – Viktoria Marchenkova. How to Make Your Own TV: Ant Farm, Pirate Television, and Ryan Trekartin
July 21, 4-5:30pm – Taisia Krugovikh. Making Audiovisual Works for Various Purposes
(Art History in Cinema or Social Project)
July 24, 4-5:30pm – Taisia Krugovikh. Editing and Completion of a Video Work