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Artistic cosmologies. Discussion 3

On May 27, the 3rd discussion (and last in the May session) of the "Artistic Cosmologies" took place. The senior curator of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Katya Inozemtseva and New Zealand artist and participant of the 56th Venice Biennale Simon Denny shared their view of the new normals. Alexander Burenkov, curator of the Cosmoscow Foundation, moderated this fantastic conversation.

Katya Inozemtseva – the senior curator of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, “Museum of the Year at Cosmoscow 2020”, Candidate of Philological Sciences. At the beginning of her career she worked at the NCCA and with the galleries of Gary Tatintsian and PROUN. Then Katya moved to MAMM, becoming the main curator and deputy director of the museum, implementing a total of more than 50 projects. Katya Inozemtseva joined the team of the Garage Museum in 2014. On her account the creation of such exhibitions as (in the carousel in order): "Will be a gentle rain" by Takashi Murakami, " The Human as a Frame for the Landscape" by Pavel Pepperstein and "We Treasure Our Lucid Dreams". And in 2019, Katya became the academic director of the master's program “Curatorial Practices in Contemporary Art” at the base department of the Garage Museum at the Higher School of Economics.

Simon Denny – a contemporary New Zealander artist known for his projects that explore corporate culture, technology, and the Internet’s effect on society. In his installation Secret Power (2015) at the 56th Venice Biennale, Denny addressed the recent leakage of NSA documents by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, creating a server room, cases of literature on the NSA, and other related objects. Today his works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Moderner Kunst Museum in Vienna and the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand in Wellington.

Alexander Burenkov – the curator of the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art. He teaches at the "Sreda Obuchenia" Higher School and RMA Business School (Art Management department). He is a graduate of the St. Petersburg State University, the Institute for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, and RMA School. Burenkov is recipient of the 2017 Innovation Prize (Curator of the Year Prize).