This morning, the site Artguide.ru broke the artist roster for the second Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, slated to run just over a month this fall, from September 13 – October 22, 2012.
The first Ural Biennale – curated by Katya Degot, David Riff and Cosmin Costinas – made headlines with its contentious theme: “Shockworkers of the Mobile Image.” As we mentioned earlier, the first press release promised that the sophomore edition - curated by Iara Boubnova - would continue to develop this theme, revolving “around the industrial and the post-industrial, the Soviet and the Post-Soviet, material and symbolic labour.” Since that time, there’s been some rephrasing (namely a critical verb switch):
The 2nd biennial will depart from the main themes of the 1st biennial, which revolved around the industrial and the post-industrial, the material and the symbolic; it will consider the possibilities of moving beyond the traditional opposition of production and consumption in artistic, cultural and social spheres and explore the potential of (non)-exhibition spaces appropriated by contemporary art.
In addition to Baibakov Alums Adel Abdessemed, Irina Korina, and Slavs and Tatars, Artists include Kutluğ Ataman, Thomas Demand, Irwin, Emily Jacir, Boris Mikhailov, Anton Vidokle & e-Flux, Dan Perjovski, RAQS Media Collective, RECYCLE, Michael Sailstorfer, Nedko Solakov, and Monika Sosnowska.
In addition to Boubnova’s main project, there will be parallel exhibitions curated by stellar critic-curator Valentin Diaconov, the Hermitage 20/21′s Dmitry Ozerkov and and a joint project with the Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, as well as invited presentations from the Garage, Winzavod and Christie’s. For more information, check here.