From September 23 to October 30 of October 2011, one of the two parts of the main project of the 5 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, entitled “Rewriting worlds”, will be held at the TSUM Art Foundation venue (TSUM, 4 floor). The project will be curated by Peter Weibel, artist, new media theorist, head of ZKM (Center for Arts and Media Technologies in Karlsruhe). The main project of the Moscow Biennale will be attended by 64 artist and 16 art groups from 33 countries of the world, from Chile to China, from Ukraine to the USA, from Austria to Indonesia. This gives a truly complete picture of contemporary art, ignoring national and other borders. Among the participants there are both famous and accomplished artists, as well as lesser-known authors on the international stage, but their work makes an equally significant contribution to the development of contemporary art. The main project of the 4 Moscow Biennale presents 12 works by Russian artists: Marina Alekseeva, Nadezhda Anfalova, Alina Gutkina, Olga Kiseleva, Taisiya Korotkova, Elena Elagina and Igor Makarevich, Taus Makhacheva, Valery Chtak, as well as Blue Soup groups, Electrobutik and others. Peter Weibel notes the general desire of participants to “decompress”, that is, to get rid of any pressure, and to erase mental, conceptual and material boundaries, which corresponds to the main idea of the Biennale - rewriting worlds.
TSUM has repeatedly declared itself as a modern exhibition space. Examples are the American Video Art exposition (March 2007 of the year) and the Yoko Ono exhibition Odyssey of the Cockroach (June 2007 of the year, special guest of the 2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), which took place at the Central Department Store and became landmark events in the cultural life of Russia.