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Lost in Translation
MMOMA projects within 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Ca’ Foscari Esposizioni , 3246 Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
May 29 through September 15, 2013

Ilya Kabakov
“Lost in Translation”, a large-scale exhibition of contemporary Russian art, brings together over one hundred works executed in various media – paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, videos, installations, performances – from the collection of MMOMA and other public and private collections. Carefully selected by the curator on the basis of their resistance to translatability, these artworks are particularly difficult to decipher without the basic knowledge of the «Russian context» they were born in. They will be displayed together with their «expanded translation», which facilitates readability and help the viewers grasp the meaning of the work and relate it to international contemporary art discourse.