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The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

At its sixth edition, Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (MIBYA) features more than 100 international artists in 5 different venues: Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), the Rassvet District, the AZ Museum, the National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA) and the department store TSUM. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, MMOMA, NCCA and a number of private companies, MIBYA was first held in 2008 as a continuation of the hugely successful: “Qui vive.” This festival of young art ran annually at NCCA from 2002 to 2006. Taking over from “Qui vive”, MIBYA’s goal has been to promote, support and give visibility to artists and curators under the age of 35. Lucrezia Visconti Calabrò has curated this year’s main section at Rassvet, an old factory that used to produce engines for military planes. Her main theme is the magic formula: ABRACADABRA.

From the Art in Russia Series – Moscow: an artistic epicentre

Maria Pia Masella MA