'Qui vive?' Moscow International Biennale for Young Art
is one of the largest and most ambitious projects on the Moscow art scene in the field of contemporary art. The Biennale unites creative initiatives from all over Russia and foreign countries. The leading art centers of Moscow in collaboration with regional and foreign partners take an active part in this event.
The key criterion for curator's choice is not the age of the artists (under 35), but the stadium of their creative activity, the spirit of young art and its active passion in search of new vision and method. We say 'Qui vive?' to the young artists calling them to stop their 'Brownian movement' for a moment and to think where do they go and articulate their artistic and conceptual positions.
The theme of the 2-nd Biennale 'QUI VIVE?' - a phenomenon of BORDERS and its possible interpretations. We consider logical to talk about borders after the slogan «Qui vive?», the invariable motto of the Biennale.
Moscow Biennale digital applications, according to a set form, are accepted online by the Biennale organizers from May 22 until November 1, 2009.
The online application forms are available in the Biennale official website: www.youngart.ru
The artworks of Russian and international artists (under 35 years of age), who work in the field of the contemporary art, using innovative strategies, concepts and technologies (personal, group or as a part of the curatorial projects), can be submitted for participation in the Biennale.The authors, who have not shown their works in the large solo exhibitions, are most preferable.
The project authors (artists and curators, in case of the curatorial project) and non-profit artistic institutions are entitled to apply for participation.
Each application form is to be accompanied by one or several images (jpeg or tif, exactly no less than 300 dpi resolution, min. dimensions: 10x15 cm).
The completed and exhibited projects as well as incomplete ones, the projects in the detailed draft stage may be applied for participation in the Biennale. There are no limitations in number, form, genre, technique or theme.
Application is free of charge. Authors and curators are not paid royalties. All rights are reserved to the authors. Artwork financing and exhibition budgeting are not guaranteed by the Biennale organizers, but they will do their best to reimburse the authors for project costs as much as possible. Payment of traveling and accommodation expenses of the participants from other towns and countries will depend on the possibilities of the Biennale organizers; the participants whose attendance is required for the project realization (authors of performances, complex installations, etc.) will have priority.
Applying to the Biennale, in case if his artwork will be selected to participate, the author agrees that:
- text materials, contained in the application form, will be used in the Biennale catalogue and press materials;
- images, enclosed to the application form, will be used in the Biennale catalogue and press materials.
Application deadline: November 1, 2009.
The group of curators will examine all applications, select participants and form preliminary structure of the Biennale. The Biennale participants will be announced no later than April 1, 2010.