The 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art
Exhibition Dates: 2019.09.12 – 12.01
Exhibition Venue: Ekaterinburg and the Ural region
Curator: Alisa Prudnikova, Xiaoyu Weng
The 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art starts from September 12th to December 1st 2019. The Commissioner of the Biennial is Alisa Prudnikova and Xiaoyu Weng, a young Chinese curator was invited to curate the main project.
Responding to the overarching framework of “Immortality”, this biennial seeks the possibilities of multiple futures. By probing into various historical junctures, the project explores the catalytic moments to speculate the interruption of the global temporal axis’s synchronization process. It challenges the prevailing belief of having technological acceleration leading us to the end of history, to a singularity. The exhibition rejects the politics of acceleration as the only means to resolve social and political crises. The concepts of immortality depart from the anticipation of the homo deus and metamorphose into various philosophical and aesthetic positions. How can we overcome, not death, but immortality?
The Ural Industrial Biennial is one of the largest international projects in the field of contemporary art in Russia, organized and conducted by NCCA in Ekaterinburg and the Ural region since 2010. Once in two years, the Biennial takes place in the non-exhibition spaces of Ekaterinburg and the Ural region.