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Russia chooses participants for Venice Biennale

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Russia chooses participants for Venice Biennale


18.02.2020

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The Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale will turn into a temporary architectural bureau, TASS reports. According to the organizers, it will play the role of not only the exhibition space, but also the platform for performance and cultural exchange.

Another project is called Open!. It is an open area for interaction between visitors, tourists, local organizations and communities. The aim of the project is to create a common understanding of the artistic environment of modern Russia. At the same time, an updated image of the pavilion, "speaks the language of young generations and thinks outside the usual cycle of the Biennale."

According to the curator of the pavilion Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, several teams will take part in the project.

One of them is the architectural bureau KASA, which proposed a project designed to comprehensively take care of the pavilion itself and people inside. An extensive film screening program is being prepared with the assistance of Vladimir Nadein, founder of the MIEFF experimental film festival.

The multidisciplinary team of Lion & Unicorn will develop an application that will allow visitors to try on the role of a participant in the biennale.

Last year, the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale replaced the commissioner. Now this post is held by Teresa Iarocci Mavica. She is known in the field of contemporary art and has Italian and Russian citizenship.

The Venice Biennale is the oldest in the world; it has existed since 1895. This peculiar exposition consists of the main project, as well as a dozen exhibitions held by various countries.

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