The educational programme is a joint project of the Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art and State Tretyakov Gallery.

«Any classical art was at one time contemporary. Now, however, after so many years and centuries it is perceived by us as the sum of knowledge that does not need to be checked and does not elicit any doubts. However, many phenomena in the history of art have been at the forefront of the battlefield of ideas, and the focal point of clashes of different audience reactions. This educational programme is designed to acquaint the public with the history of art and to show that “new” art is neither worse not more complicated than its ‘old’ counterpart.».

Zelfira Tregulova

Director of the State Tretyakov Gallery

Course Moderators:

Ekaterina Kochetkova - Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Kirill Svetlyakov - Ph.D. in History of Arts, Head of the Contemporary Art Department, the State Tretyakov Gallery