Bjork poses for a portrait in Montreal, Canada, 2016.Getty Images
This year's 7th Moscow International Biennale for Contemporary Art will be the longest yet, lasting an unprecedented four months from Sept. 19 to Jan. 18, 2018. A total of 52 artists from 25 countries are set to take part in the main project entitled “Empyreal forests” hosted by the new Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val. Another 69 exhibitions will also be on show throughout Moscow.
Among those featuring at the biennale are American video and performance artist Matthew Barney and his ex-wife, Icelandic singer Björk (the protagonist of his recent film Drawing Restraint 9).
Another star of contemporary art, Dutch-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson will also create an installation. Eliasson is most famous for his "The Weather Project" at London's Tate Modern and The New York City Waterfalls public art project.
Yuko Hasegawa, curator of the 7th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art / Artyom Geodakyan/TASS
Art-director of Tokyo’s Contemporary Art Museum - Yuko Hasegawa - is curating the biennale. Among the Russian artists involved are the "Where dogs run” collective, Alexis Martins, Dashi Namdakov (creator of the "She Guardian" sculpture in London's Hyde Park), Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov, Anastasia Potemkina, and Valya Fetisov.
American artist and filmmaker Ryan Trecartin, fashion designer Hussein Chalayan, and French artist Pierre Huyghe will also play a hand in the biennale’s main project.
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