Special Project. Focus – 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art
Special Project. Focus
The Perfect Age
AZ Museum
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20-22 2th Tverskaya-Yamskaya St,
metro Mayakovskaya
+7 (495) 730-55-26
Thu – Sun 12:00–20:00
June 6 – September 9
Education Centre of Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA)
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17 Ermolaevsky Lane,Space B
metro Mayakovskaya
+7 (495) 699-80-52
Thu – Sun 12:00–21:00
June 6 – September 2
The exhibition is focused on the problematic experience of aging in contemporary world and the interpretation of this phenomenon in the Russian art of the 20th-21st centuries. It consists of two self-sufficient, but complementary parts, presented at separate venues.

The core of the display at the MMOMA Education Center, which will playfully reference the classical topos of “the three ages of man”, is composed of works from the museum’s collection, as well as several projects by invited artists. It will touch upon both general social and psychological subjects (the cult of youth, beauty industry, the frustration of aging and getting old, ageism) and the age-related aspects of artistic creativity (early and late style, the format of “young art”, the mid-career artist).

In its turn, the Museum AZ display will feature four site-specific installations, situated in unexpected zones (the inner courtyard, the rear façade, the roof terrace and the space of “augumented reality”). All of these shall form a utopic image of a beautiful garden, or locus amoenus – the place where time and age, as it seems, lose their relevance.
Curator
Andrey Egorov
Andrey Egorov (born 1984) is an art historian, curator, the head of Research Center of The Moscow Museum of Modern Art MMOMA since 2012 and a corresponding fellow of Russian Academy of Art. He graduated from Lomonosov State Museum in 2006 and received a diploma with honours in Art History and Theory. Egorov is the author of MMOMA guide to the Art of the New Media collection (М.: Meier, 2014). He is a member of an expert board for VI Moscow International Biennale for Young Art 2017-2018. Egorov is also a member of Pernod Ricard Fellowship 2018 art committee (Villa Vassilieff Art Center, Paris)
Curator
Anna Arutunyan
Anna Arutunyan (born 1983) is an art historian, curator, senior research fellow of Research Center of The Moscow Museum of Modern Art MMOMA and a corresponding fellow of Russian Academy of Art. She graduated from Lomonosov State Museum in 2006 and received a diploma with honours in Art History and Theory. Arutunyan is the author of MMOMA guide to the Artists of Theater and Cinema (М.: Meier, 2014).

Her selected collaborative curatorial works within MMOMA include Dreams for Those Who Are Awake (2013, from the museum collection), Fortune Museum (2014-2015, in collaboration with Vasiliy Tsereteli, from the museum collection), One Within the Other. Art of New and Old Media in the Age of High-speed Internet (2015-2016, Kuryokhin Prize nominee of 2015), kids festival PLAYMMOMA: Play with Contemporary Art! (in collaboration with Polina Zotova; Kuryokhin Prize nominee of 2016), What Appears to Dmitri Prigov's "Poor Cleaning Lady"? A Gift to The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2017), Nikita Makarov. Finis Terrae: On The Edge of an Enchanted World (2017), Haim Sokol. Testimony (2018).

Arutunyan's works with other institutions include Words and Things. Unveiling a Collection in Bulgakov Museum (Moscow, 2014-2016), Enter the River Twice. Art by Andrey Esionov in The State Art Museum of Uzbekistan (Tashkent, 2017), Alexey Martins. Heat Forms in Fragment Gallery (Moscow, 2018)
Artists
Artists AZ:

Ivan Gorshkov
Egor Koshelev
Maxim Svishёv


Artists MMOMA:

Katya Anokhina
Ilmira Bolotyan
Katya Isaeva
Polina Kanis