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.
Curators
Andrey Egorov
Anna Arutyunyan
Andrey Egorov (born 1984) is an art historian, curator, Head of Research Department at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) since 2012, and a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts. He graduated with honors from the History and Theory of Art Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2006. Egorov is the author of the MMOMA collection guide "The Art of New Media" (Moscow: Meier, 2014, in Russian). He is the member of the expert board of the 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2017-2018). He is also a member of the Pernod Ricard Fellowship 2018 artistic committee (Villa Vassilieff, Paris).

Anna Arutyunyan (born 1983) is an art historian, curator, Senior Research Fellow of the Research Department of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), and a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts. She graduated with honors from the History and Theory of Art Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2006. Arutyunyan is the author of the MMOMA collection guide "The Artists of Theater and Cinema" (Moscow: Meier, 2014, in Russian).

Their joint curatorial projects at MMOMA include: "Dreams for Those Who Are Awake" (2013, collection display), "Fortune Museum" (2014-2015, with Vasili Tsereteli, collection display), "One Within the Other. Art of New and Old Media in the Age of High-speed Internet" (2015-2016, nominee of the Kuryokhin Prize 2015), "PLAYMMOMA: the Game of Contemporary Art!" Kids Festival (2016, with Polina Zotova, nominee of the Kuryokhin Prize 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 Fringe of an Enchanted World" (2017), "Haim Sokol. Testimony" (2018).

Their selected projects with other institutions: "Words and Things. Unveiling a Collection" at the Bulgakov Museum (Moscow, 2014-2016), "To Step in the River Twice. Paintings of Andrey Esionov" at the State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan (Tashkent, 2017) and "Alexey Martins. Heat Forms" at Fragment Gallery (Moscow, 2018).
Artists
Artists AZ:

Ivan Gorshkov
Egor Koshelev
Maxim Svishёv


Artists MMOMA:

Ekaterina Anokhina
Ilmira Bolotyan
Katya Isaeva
Polina Kanis
Egor Rogalev

Vladimir Arkhipov
Alexey Grigoriev
Boris Korolev
Timur Novikov
Arkady Plastov
Maria Safronova
Natalia Turnova
Leonid Tskhe