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13 December 2013
Colours of Ostrava ist ein Musikfestival, das jährlich im ehemaligen Industriegebiet von Ostrava in der Tschechischen Republik stattfindet, inmitten von Hochöfen, Koksereien und einem zur Musikhalle umgebauten Gasometer.
29 October 2013
//The New Contemporary
We asked British art historian Ruth Addison and Zane Onckule, the program director at kim? Contemporary Art Centre, to give us a look behind the scenes at The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
29 October 2013
// The Moscow Times, By D. Garrison Golubock
While some special exhibits of the Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art remain open this week, curators throughout the city are already dismantling most of the projects that the festival brought to the city last month. The Moscow Times spoke recently with Joseph Backstein, commissioner of the festival, who talked about his thoughts on this year's Biennale and the state of the Russian art world.
16 October 2013
// The Moscow Times, by Diana Kondrashin
While the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art begins to come to a close, The Moscow Times met with Catherine de Zegher, the curator of the main project of the Biennale, "More Light," which is on display in Moscow's Manege.
05 October 2013
The Sydney Morning Herald, John McDonald
Although the politics of many works on show may be muted, the Russian capital is a thrilling and edgy setting for an exhibition
30 September 2013
// Radio The Voice of Russia, Olga Yazhgunovich
Art-lovers and gallery-goers are in anticipation: the Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art will open Sept. 20 and run till October 20 at the Manege Exhibition Hall.
30 September 2013
// arterritory.com, Sergei Timofeyev
The main exhibition of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art is open for visitors. It is situated just a few metres from the Kremlin, in the renovated Manezh building. Not very long ago, it was used for various kinds of commercial expos, but Sergei Kapkov, the official behind many projects involving reorganization of Moscow's cultural environment, promised that after the renovation was complete, "expos of furs and coats" will no longer take place there. He has kept his promise. For the first time, the Moscow Biennale is taking place under the vaults of Manezh. A preliminary agreement has also been made to conduct the next biennale, in 2015, right there. That, without a doubt, leaves its imprint on the very character of the Biennale. The huge spaces in which, in the words of the curator Catherine de Zegher, one can feel one's "insignificance", in which almost nothing can be "touched", because it is historical heritage, are not an easy site in which to place contemporary art. For the curator, it certainly was a challenge, with which she tried to cope, playing with the contrasts between big and small, between gigantic spaces and intimate narratives. Here there are no striking social or political messages that would dazzle the spectator or knock him of his feet. At the same time, this art cannot be accused of being apolitical. Catherine de Zegher emphasizes its non-immediate, gradual impact. Moreover, she has chosen the motto "More Light" for the biennale. This is how she interpreted its meaning at press conference at the Manezh.
30 September 2013
// The Calvert Journal, Jamie Rann
The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art opens this evening at the Manezh in the centre of the city. In addition to the main project in the Manezh, the biennale comprises more than 40 contemporary art exhibitions, sales and auctions across the city's galleries and museums, as well as in spaces new to contemporary art. This year, the biennale extends outside of Moscow with spin-off initiatives around the country in cities like Yekaterinburg and Murmansk.
29 September 2013
// BlackBook magazine, by Scott Indrisek
Lightening Up With Catherine de Zegher, curator of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art The 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, on view through October 20, is curated by Catherine de Zegher. Originally from Belgium, she has spent her career traversing the globe: helming the 18th Biennale of Sydney, curating the Australian pavilion in Venice, and running New York's Drawing Center from 1999 to 2006. BlackBook spoke with her in Moscow about her latest Biennale, organized under the theme of "More Light."
26 September 2013
// The Moscow Times, D. Garrison Golubock
The Fifth Moscow Biennale will open its long-awaited main exhibit, "More Light," in Moscow's Manezh on Friday. With works from nearly 100 artists from six continents, the exhibit fills the immense space of Manezh with a wealth of art, much of it large installations, built around the theme of "More Light."
 

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