Biblio Nordica
Date: March 15 — April 23, 2023
Venue: 10/1 Gogolevsky Blvd., 10/1, SCA rooms

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Free Workshops School of Contemporary Art present Biblio Nordica, a group project dedicated to the artist’s book. The exhibition is part of the MMOMA Young Art Support Program.

The exhibition will feature artists from Russia, Finland, Canada and Norway. All of them chose ‘North’ as a subject for their books. The artists address the subject in various contexts, and though some touch upon it indirectly, the North is always present in their works as most of the artists come from the Northern regions.

Working on the idea, the authors managed to produce a variety of forms and materials, proving that a unique solution to the same problem depends on the artist’s own vision, culture, environment, family history, and a host of other factors. Beyond the individual manifestations, the works provide a commentary on the place of the ‘artist’s book’ in contemporary art and the various forms of ‘reading.’ Thus a dialogue between people from different countries emerges, revealing both points of contact and opposing judgments about art.

The project was launched by Vyhod media center (Petrozavodsk, Karelia) in 2019.

Artists: Arja Valkonen-Goldblatt, Anu Torikka, Artem Starodubtsev, Alexandra Haeseker, Derek Michael Besant, Ivan Lisichkin, Magali Baribeau-Marchand, Natasha van Netten, Natalia Loginova, Natalia Yegorova, Sandra Burek, Sergey Terentyev

Free Workshops School of Contemporary Art
The School of Contemporary Art Free Workshops is the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art educational platform for young artists and curators. The School was founded in 1992 by a group of artists and art critics, including Alexander Ponomarev, Vladimir Kupriyanov, Vladimir Nasedkin, MSU professors Vera Dazhina and Valery Turchin. At the School, students have the opportunity to study with the best teachers, successful cultural figures, famous philosophers and contemporary art theorists. During their studies, young artists and curators are immersed in the art world, participating in master classes, group exhibitions and festivals. Being a part of the Museum, Free Workshops offer students a unique opportunity to study theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary art, being in its epicenter. At all stages of the artist’s development, the Museum and the School provide significant support: participation in group exhibition projects (Workshop annual exhibition of young art, group projects of young curators), the opportunity to organize the first personal exhibition (MMOMA Young Art Support Program).

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