Spaces of Exception // ARTPLAY, Moscow

11 – 26 September 2013
Participating artists: Yuri Albert, Ivan Brazkin, Chto Delat, Yevgeniy Fiks, Nikita Kadan/Alexander Burlaka, Gulnara Kasmalieva/Muratbek Djumaliev, Gert Jan Kocken, Irina Korina, Jiri Kovanda, Maryanto, Taus Makhacheva, Renzo Martens, Metahaven, Aernout Mik, Marina Naprushkina, Nikolay Oleynikov, Anna Parkina, Dmitry Prigov, Tima Radya, Willem de Rooij, Haim Sokol, Jonas Staal, Roy Villevoye, Carey Young, Katarina Zdjelar.

Choreographer: Anna Abalikhina

Exhibition architect: Maria Kalinina

Curated by Elena Sorokina & Jelle Bouwhuis

Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam presents the exhibition Spaces of Exception in Moscow. The title of the exhibition refers to the state of economic emergency progressively becoming a new rule and a new norm today. The growing conflict between rights and markets, peaking with the current crisis, affects democracies or would-be democracies as their merits and values are constantly tested and questioned, or even intentionally ignored. The 25 artists in the exhibition construct their own ‘exceptional’ spaces within the realm of art for political maneuvering and blunt or subtle commentary. Sometimes the artists act as ‘legislators’ inventing their own rules of engagement for specific social, political or economic problems. The exhibition is part of the Dutch-Russian Year program, and a special project for the Moscow Biennial 2013.

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