4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art: New Literacy


Russia, Yekaterinburg, Gorkogo str., 17

The building of a former instrument-making plant.
Public spaces design for the exhibition:
Halls, cafes, book store, wardrobe, lecture rooms, children playrooms, open presentation on the history of the plant and the building entrance unit.
Total area: 2000 m2

Ashot Karapetian, Petr Lyubavin

About the exhibition:
It is one of the largest international art projects in the region that have been launched on the territory of the Russian Federation. Once in two years the Biennial opens in large non-exhibitory spaces of Yekaterinburg and smaller towns of the Sverdlovsk region.
The theme of the main project is New Literacy.
More information on the exhibition and parallel programs here.

The entrance unit made from scaffolding creates a net of mesh that is filled with various shapes containing information about the exhibition, New [digital] literacy and parallel projects. As if it was a screen or a digital field filled with bites of information.

4th Ural Biennial has been visited by over 30,000 people.
Over 100 people worked at the exhibition – artists, curators, managers, designers, architects and builders.
The building of the instrument-making plant has been preserved.
The future of the building remains unknown.

P. S. Find the chief curator of the main project of the Biennial – Joan Ribas and Babi Badalov, an invited Parisian artist :)