In a Neighbour’s Garden

Exhibition of Young German Art

14th –21st of July 2012, FLACON design factory, Moscow / III Moscow International Biennale of Young Art

Curated by Alexandra Goloborodko, Alexandra Yurieva-Civjane
Organized by International cultural project Butterbrot

The exhibition In Nachbars Garten (In a Neighbour’s Garden) of young
German art is the Moscow debut of an international cultural project Butterbrot. It was
launched in 2009 in Berlin. Seven young German artists have been invited by the curators to
demonstrate general trends in the development of new art in Germany to the Russian public.
The exhibition theme is a Russian proverb “Хорошо там, где нас нет” (It is good there, where we are not) and a German one “Die Kirschen in Nachbars Garten sind immer su¨sser” (The cherries in a neighbour’s garden always taste better), which represents a human craving for the unknown, unreachable and alien. The act of hosting a German art exhibition in Moscow may in itself be seen as a jump over your neighbour’s fence.

To hold a dialogue in the language of contemporary art is to encounter a
broad range of forms of artistic media-practices, which on the one hand is a hindrance to
communication with the audience, but on the other hand is enriching and provides freedom of
interpretation. The curators are curious as to whether the audience will apprehend the
art-messages of the artists, and if the artists will be able to awaken interest and excite the public at the Moscow Biennale for Young Art to engage in discussions about the work.

Supported by Goethe-Institut