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The only demonstration of the ?H2O? ballet within the framework of the Biennial will take place on September, 22nd
This short interview with Yelena Zhelezov, an artist from California, is about her first impressions after visiting a plant in Pervouralsk. This plant has become a venue for her art residence.
photo: Ilya Shipilovskikh
A young French artist Matthieu Martin has arrived to Yekaterinburg. The goal of his participation in the art-residence is to explore the Uralmash neighborhood. This should help him realize a project that might be able to give Belaya Bashnya (White Tower), one of the city’s and neighborhood’s symbols, a new life. This is a short interview given by the artist just upon his arrival.
This year is the first time when the Opera and Ballet theatre participates in the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art. The year of its centenary, the theatre has dared to experiment the theatre’s art director Vyacheslav Samodurov is creating an exclusive choreographic performance, that will be shown in the workshop of an operating plant.
It’s been several days that the residence of Moscow artist Leonid Tishkov in Verkhoturye is over. This was a legendary history of the former Skates Producing Plant that’s become an object of artistic exploration.
The destiny of the prosperous in 19
Interview with Iara Boubnova by Maria Kravtsova
Iara Boubnova is an international curator, until recently a European Biennial Manifesta board member, a director of the Institute for contemporary Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, and a curator of the first two Moscow Biennials. This year she was invited to be a curator of the main project of the 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art. She discussed the project with an art critic Maria Kravtsova and told her about the specificity and economic base of big projects in general, about the difficulties of Manifesta and about the new phenomena of modern life. read more...
Grisha and Anton from the graffiti-team “Rayons” about the reflections of their childhood memories, malachite and city vibrations in their art.
It is important to analyze, to understand where everything comes from and where it goes, disappears. To open yourself means to be in harmony with yourself. The ability to accept yourself for who you are is, actually, an important and almost vital element of the creativity. Learning about our origins, about our family has influenced us a lot. read more...
Members of 4 Positions of Bruno and Ptitsu Em about how an industrial city influences their abilities.
cosmos was drawn by Grisha Taur
The city doesn’t influence us much. We just live here. Something that happened to us here could have happened in any other place. read more...
Alexander Gagarin from “Sansara” music band about the changing image of the city, the love for covering the distances and the dreams of highly educated taxi drivers.
Mayakovsky has an essay “How to make poems”. In this essay he was very clear about the rhythms of the city: “On Baumana street I wrote: “Was measuring out a certain pace, heard tramways’ chatter and wrote a poem “The Bacckbone Flute””. It’s nearly the same with music. read more...
Artist Timofey Radya about loving the dawn, the importance of everything around and about occasional interactions on the streets
I do consciously communicate with the city. I don’t think it can attack me. I am protected: I don’t look at the billboards, I don’t argue with those people who want me to argue with them, I don’t get stuck in the traffic jams because I use my bike. read more...