Special project of the 5th Moscow biennale of contemporary art
ICE LABORATORY is the first exhibition in the series of science art projects uniting the ideas of contemporary artists, glaciologists, oceanologists and anthropologists, planned by Laboratoria Art&Science.
“In these projects we are trying to understand what is happening to the planet, and hence to us all. What sort of new ways can be opened to us by the Arctic and Antarctic Regions, which are among the most beautiful and inaccessible places on the Earth? Ice is an amazing material, the memory of millennia is stored in it, thus, exploring it, we can understand the mysteries of the planet formation and our future depends on how we consider ice at present” – says Daria Parkhomenko, the exhibition curator and the founder of Laboratoria Art&Science.
Nowadays the issue of climate change, loss of glaciers and ice cover is under active discussion; these factors will have their social and economic consequences, will require conscientious attitude towards the nature, combined efforts and adaptation to new circumstances.
The ice as one of the most fragile elements of the environment indicates changes in the nature and compels us to act with especially carefully.
The necessity to find out-of-the-box solutions and build up dialog within the society provides a productive ground for the emergence of science art.
Laboratoria uses research method: the artists create artworks together with the scientists, use actual field evidence, take part in scientific expeditions, set up experiments with ephemeral ice substances. Most of the artworks are new projects, created specially for this exhibition.
Curator: Daria Parkhomenko
Scientific advisor: Andrey Glazovsky, PhD in Geography, leading researcher of the Glaciology department of the Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Sciences
- David Buckland (UK)
- Alexey Blinov (Russia – UK)
- Ivan Lavrentiev (Russia)
- Sofia Gavrilova (Russia)
- Francesca Galeazzi (Italy)
- Natalia Zintsova (Russia)
- Olga Kisseleva (Russia–France)
- Maria Koshenkova (Russia – Denmark)
- Where the Dogs Run (Russia)
- Agnes Meyer-Brandis (Germany)
- ::vtol:: (Russia)
- Arkady Nasonov (Russia)
- Marko Peljhan (Slovenia)
- Matthew Biederman (Canada)
- Mikhail Rozanov (Russia)
- Alexander Ponomarev (Russia)
- Alexey Kozyr (Russia)
- Shiro Takatani (Japan)
- Leonid Tishkov (Russia)