Dancing for Dialogues

The cream of the crop of cutting-edge artists from around the world will show off their creations at the biennial of modern art, carried out in St Petersburg.

­The title of the large-scale exhibition speaks for itself – Dialogues – which means 150 artists from 22 countries, from Austria to Japan, will demonstrate their works in a friendly manner.

A performance from the Japanese Butoh practitioner, Katsura Kan, is among the must-see events at the art extravaganza. A renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher, Kan has performed on all continents and is finally coming to Russia.

Among other works generating the biggest buzz are portraits of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and art aficionado Daria Zhukova, Roman Abramovich’s girlfriend, created by a Swiss sculptor Jean Stutz. Locksmith and economist by profession, Stutz’s project Russia is set to feature art objects made from cast resins in colors replicating the Russian flag.  

Other highlights include a selection of photographs, paintings, and video art from the renowned Saxon School, represented by graduates of the Leipzig and Dresden Academy of Fine Arts.

Norway will present its conceptual art project entitled Complex Simplicity and dedicated to the Russian avant-garde genius Kazimir Malevich and one of the founders of constructivism, Aleksandr Rodchenko.

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