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New Media Art and More at Moscow Biennale

If you're in Moscow, Russia or heading there, make sure to drop by the fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art which opened yesterday, September 22, and runs through October 30. Called “Rewriting Worlds,” this year's show features art works by 64 artists and 16 art groups from 33 different countries like Chile, China, Japan, Austria, Indonesia and the United States. Hailed as Russia's most prestigious contemporary art event, the Biennale features art work from both up-and-coming artists as well as more established ones like Olafur Eliasson, Richard Hamilton and Gerhard Richter. This year's event focuses on new media in art. Expect to see traditional art, in the form of paintings and sculptures, as well as computer-assisted media installations and sound art.

Peter Weibel, who heads the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, is curating the event and said in a statement that “the history of art should follow the artist, and artists all over the world are working with new media today.”

Here's a preview.

Above: Visitors at the Susan Hiller's installation “The Witness.”

T.V. Santosh's installation “The Countdown.”

A visitor passes a sculpture by Italian artist Paolo Grassino entitled Semiliberta.

A view of the sculpture selfmade by German artist Mariana Vassileva.

A visitor stands behind the animated video projection on free-standing sculpture Circuit Square by German artist Evol.

Neo Rauch's installation “The Centaurus.”

Michael Bielicky and Kamila B. Richter's installation.

Installation “A Big Green Head” by Aristarkh Chernyshev and Alexei Shulgin.

Aristarkh Chernyshev and Alexei Shulgin's installation “A Big Talking Cross.”

Photos via [ArtDaily], [Russia Profile]

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