2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: Footnotes on Geopolitics, Market and AmnesiaISBN: 5-902996-02-3;
"The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art has become an integral part of the Russian and international cultural landscape. The circle of curators and artists involved in the Biennale has expanded, the range of topics and issues under discussion has changed, and yet the event retains an atmosphere of creative freedom, a friendly setting that encourages sincere and engaged communication between the artist and the viewer. Contemporary art holds several contradictions. It speaks for itself and yet requires commentary; it is international, yet concerned with problems of national identity; it sets its own coordinate system, yet reflects the mood in society at large. Essentially innovative, contemporary art's existence in the space of media is highly active; it reacts swiftly to changes in its environment. If the first project of the Biennale was called "Dialectic of Hope", then now it is "Footnotes on geopolitics, markets, and amnesia". Enthusiasm has been logically replaced by...
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