August,12 - September, 28 2016
Shiryaevo village, Samaraskaya Oblast
Shiryaevo Biennale, organized in 1999 in the Samara region, has become one of the brands of contemporary art in Russia.
The main project of the Biennale realize as a creative laboratory with obligatory "staying" in the locals houses and Nomadic Show – one-day final exhibition-tour with locals and visitors. On the one hand, this "immersion" in the local cultural environment is considered to be a tool for creation of irrelevant or "ideal" medium for art statement, a chance for an artist "to start from scratch" without pressure of tried-and-tested image and technology of the art market; on the other hand, the project has got civilizing functions for transformation of local cultural context.
The subject of 2016 – Cash
The subject of 2016 Biennale – Cash – reveals the conflict between a wish to create relationship of trust between each other and to survive under new conditions of total market networks. Within the framework of the declared subject it is planned to define a sphere of real authentic human values appropriate for everybody – in small local places and in the global situation of today.
In 2016 the Austrian art-group "Club Fortuna" (Kurdwin Ayub, Xenia Lesniewski, Julia Rublow and Sarah Sternat) will take part in framework of the main project supported by the Austrian cultural forum.
Commissioner of the Biennale: Roman Korzhov (Russia, Samara)
Curator of the main project: Nelya Korzhova (Russia, Samara)
Curators of the collateral program: Martin Shibli (Sweden), Vitaly Patsyukov (Russia)
National Center for
Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
Ministry of Culture od Samarskaya Oblast
Ministry of culture of Russian Federation,
State museum and exhibition center ROSIZO
Central Volga Branch National Center for Contemporary Art