The main exhibition will take place in the Excise Storehouse of Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow from 30 August 2018 to 17 October 2018.
Artmossphere 2018, as both previous biennales, will be held in a format of a large group show exhibiting works of the artists with a background in street art. Ones who have made their way into the world of contemporary art from different subcultures, including graffiti and street art. As many of them have had an experience of illegal creative activities on the street, they have kept using their specific techniques and themes while working in the studio.
The theme of ARTMOSSPHERE biennale 2018 is ‘Offline’. It reflects the current situation when people are getting tired of a gradually growing information flow and wish to limit their use of the Web due to an urgent inner need. All the hype about constantly being online, in a hurry, afraid to miss another trend, some hot news, or notification have been causing an increase in information noise and stress level, as well as making people watch others’ ideal lives depressed. That’s why for a few years already there’s been a trend of growing interest towards everything local, authentic and autonomous, a swing back from globalisation. This trend is focused on site specific art and working with local context rather than with a digital standardized one. It’s closely followed by an interest in low tech, DIY culture, crafts, and the use of recycled materials. More info on 2018.artmossphere.com.
We invite to take a part in open competition for the main biennale project Russian and foreign artists. Applications with projects that cover the theme of the biennale will be reviewed and selected by an international jury. In order to take part in the contest of the ARTMOSPHERE biennale, artists should send their portfolio to [email protected] by June 18th., as well as a presentation of the work proposed for implementation within the framework of the main project. Rules of participation and application form you will find on 2018.artmossphere.com.
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