Moscow’s Performance Art Fest: Full of Good Kind of Crazy

09.08.10 Marina Galperina

The first international performance art festival is on now in Moscow. It’s co-curated by Marina Abramović-adjacent Klaus Biesenbach and features 10 performances, one by the symbolic masochist Elena Kovylina. She’s not vodka-waltzing or having strangers pull needles out of her, but throwing a “beautiful tea party” and setting it on fire. Also: the Blue Noses and more. But they missed someone. International Performance Art Festival, Sep 4 – Sep 14, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow