Application period for the “Qui Vive?” 2nd Moscow International Biennale forYoung Art is finished. Thank you for your interest to the project. We have received 2575 application from 70countries. Such extraordinary number of applications demonstrated a realinternational interest to our young, but ambitious event. 2485 applications were sent to us by the artists. We also received 87 applications fromcurators, who proposed to the “Qui Vive” 2nd Moscow InternationalBiennale for Young Art different curatorial concepts.
Geography: Russia (848), Germany (143), USA (123), Great Britain (115), France(71), Italy (67), Austria, Serbia, Ukraine (56 each), Finland (47), Canada(37), Brazil and Romania (36 each), Switzerland (34), Lithuania and Norway (28each), Croatia (27), Belorussia (26), Spain, the Netherlands and Slovenia (24 each), Greece and Israel (22 each), Estonia (21), Bulgaria (20),Belgium, Kirgizstan,Macedonia, Moldova, Poland (18 each), China and Sweden (17 each), CzechRepublic (15), Latvia And Mexico (14 each), Hungary (12), Portugal (11), India(10), Armenia, S.A.R. and Japan (9 each),Bosnia and Herzegovina (8), Australia,Denmark, Kazakhstan, Costa Rika (7 each), Slovakia (6), Cyprus, Singapore, Turkey (5 each), Uzbekistan(4),Argentina(1), Columbia, Chile (по 3), Albania, Egypt, Indonesia, Salvador ( 2 each) and alsoHonduras, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Kuwait, Кувейт, Lebanon, New Zeeland, Oman, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uruguay, Monte Negro,South Korea (1 each) .
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"Qui vive?" Moscow Biennale for Young Art is one of the largest and ambitious projects, realized on the Moscow art scene in the field of contemporary art at present. The Biennale unites artistic initiatives of the whole Russia, the countries of near and far abroad. Leading art centers of Moscow in collaboration with regional and international partners take part in its preparation and realization.
The key criteria for participant selection are not only age, but also in many cases phase. The matter concerns the spirit, the pathos of the young art, creative passion, bold experiments in search of new vision and method. We say «Stop!» to the young authors, asking them to stop their Brownian motion for a minute and to reflect upon where it is going, asking them to articulate their creative and conceptual positions. To stop and to formulate who, strictly speaking, and where is moving.
New generation of artists gradually becomes objective reality. Count on youth and big potential for development is often risky, though mainly reasonable undertaking, and the results don’ t keep us waiting. Realization of the I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art "Qui vive?" has revealed considerable interest to the project and its current importance, its necessity in the context of art. Young authors have presented a wide range of problems, interesting to them, plastic ideas and artistic methods. The project has attracted proper attention of critics, curators, professional community and wide audience, i. e. those who are not indifferent to the future of the young art.
The First Biennale was to reflect the full range of art experiments made by the young generation of artists, and it was a kind of the «reconnaissance in force» that displayed a great number of young art tendencies in the real art venues. The second experiment was decided to devote to one of the central themes, characterizing the contemporary situation of the young art. The phenomenon of Boundaries and its possible interpretations were selected as the main theme of the 2010 Biennale. It is logical to talk about boundaries after the slogan «Stop! Qui vive?», the invariable motto of the Biennale.
It is timely to raise a problem of the divide between the «young» and «mature» art, to examine peculiarities of the development of art of the globalization era artists, who have been brought up after the symbolic date in the modern era, the fall of Berlin wall (it has been also a metaphoric border between two worlds). The idea of boundaries is connected with the problem of communication, artistic creativity in the epoch of new technologies, implying elimination of geographical barriers and putting artistic ideas into free circulation. Many other adjacent and related topics will be touched in the project.
The Biennale participants will be selected, based on the results of the open admission of applications. Individual or group artwork applications as well as curator project applications will be accepted.
We invite institutions to collaborate with us and authors to participate in the Biennale. For more information and application rules, please, visit our web-sitewww.youngart.ru.