Need for street


Guess what?

Everything is from childhood

Iara Boubnova: ?I just appreciate biennials in general?

How I Ended This Summer

The only demonstration of the ?H2O? ballet within the framework of the Biennial will take place on September, 22nd

Matthieu Martin about his love to constructivism and expectations from Uralmash

27 сентября Container for the body

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


17 сентября Matthieu Martin about his love to constructivism and expectations from Uralmash

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.


17 сентября The only demonstration of the ?H2O? ballet within the framework of the Biennial will take place on September, 22nd

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.


06 сентября How I Ended This Summer

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 1950–1980s plant was following a model that became typical for many factories and plants in 1990s. The Skates Producing Plant hasn’t survived all economic and social changes. It was closed leaving behind the stories of thousands of people, who were working there before. For most of them all their life was connected to this place. Here they met each other; they became friends, loved, formed families. Here everyone could feel as a part of one big family. One could realize how meaningful and important his work was. The project “Abandoned utopias” tells the story of those very people – of the Verkhoturye’s Plant’s workers. read more...

06 сентября Iara Boubnova: ?I just appreciate biennials in general?

Interview with Iara Boubnova by Maria Kravtsova


Source: “Artguide”


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...

29 августа Everything is from childhood

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...

29 августа Guess what?

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...

27 августа Industriale!

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...

27 августа Need for street

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...