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Ma Qiusha & Lu Yang at 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.

Artistic Director: David Elliott

Theme: А Time for Dreams
Dates: 26 June2014 — 10 August 2014
Main Project Venue: The Museum of Moscow


The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, one of the largest and most ambitious projects in the field of contemporary art, will be take place this summer for the fourth time. The Biennale combines the creative initiatives of artists of the new generation from Russia and abroad. Leading Moscow museums and centers of contemporary art, in collaboration with regional and foreign partners, have participated in the preparations for this event.


Davıd Elliott is a curator and writer. From 1976 to 1996 Elliott was Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, United Kingdom, and in 1996–2001 –Director of Moderna Museet (The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) in Stockholm, Sweden. He was Founding Director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan (2001–2006), and the first Director of the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey (2007). In 2008–2010, he was Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney, Australia, and in 2008 he was appointed Rudolf Arnheim Guest Professor in Art History at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.Elliott was Artistic Director of the 1st International Biennale of Contemporary art in Kiev, Ukraine (2011–2012), and from 2008 has been Visiting Professor in Museum Studies at the Chinese University in Hong Kong. From 1998 to 2004, he was President of CIMAM, the International Committee of ICOM for Museums of Modern Art. He is currently President of the Board of Triangle Art Network/Gasworks in London, United Kingdom, and on the Asia Advisory Board of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, USA.

At the beginning of 2015, his next book, Art and Trousers: Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Asian Art, will be published.

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