IX SHIRYAEVO BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
SAMARA REGION /SAMARA, SHIRYAEVO/
Founder: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, Government of the Samara Region,
National Museum and Exhibition Centre «ROSIZO»
Organizer: Central Volga Branch of National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
Commissar of the Biennale: Roman Korzhov (Russia)
Curator of the Main Project: Nelya Korzhova (Russia)
Curators of the Special Program: Martin Schibli (Sweden), Vitaly Patsukov (Russia)
Samara Regional History and Local Lore Museum named after P.
Curators Vitaly Patsukov, Anastasia Kozachenko
Participants: Ilya Kabakov, Vladimir Tarasov, Leonid Tishkov, Oleg Kulik, Dmitry Aleksandrovich Prigov, Iraida Yusupova, Alexander Dolgin, Victor Skersis, Mikhail Roshal, Gennady Donskoy, Sergey Katran, Marina Fomenko, Vladimir Smolyar, Vladimir Seleznev, Artem Go
Coordinator — Konstantin Zatsepin
OPENING — August 25, 3 p.m.
142, Leninskaya st., Samara
Section of Nature of the Main Display of Samara Regional History and Local Lore Museum named after P.
Free admission on the opening date
The project examines traditions rooted in primal patterns of relations between human beings and surrounding reality. The project images build a dialog where the meaning of human existence is considered as a balance between nature and society. The structure of the display brings out complementary visual systems, creating a universal genetic code of vital processes and their completeness. The project compositions present artifacts immanent in artistic behavior and human action. They urge to find correspondence between human experience and ideals, specifying reflective symmetry of the flight where freedom unites human being and the winged
Presented within the framework of the project, Ilya Kabakov’s album The Flying Komarov (1972) reveals humans' unrealized abilities, their special states, critical situations making it possible to surmount gravity and levitate in the sky. Photo documentation of «Gnezdo» group (G. Donskoy,
Video installation Larry (2016) by Vladimir Tarasov; The Battleship for Your Show (1996) by Oleg Kulik; The Cassowary (2014) by Sergey Katran; Bird (2015) by Vladimir Smolyar; Russia (2004) by