Director of Antwerp Contemporary Art Museum to curate 2016 Moscow Biennial
Friday, 07 November 2014
Bart De Baere, director of Antwerp Contemporary Art Museum (M HKA), has been asked to curate the next edition of the Russian art festival Moscow Biennial 2016, according to a M HKA press release. Bart De Baere accepted the position in spite of the current political tensions with Russia. In his opinion, it is ‘’important to maintain a public space for contemporary art where the future can be envisaged, rather than let it disappear because of current power struggles.’’ M HKA is home to a substantial collection of ex-Soviet Union art.
The first Moscow Biennial was organised in 2005 and the next one will open its doors on September 17th, 2016.