Contemporary Ural art became an important phenomenon in Russian art in great part thanks to the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art — an international exhibition that is being held in Yekaterinburg since 2010. Artists from Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Tagil, and other Ural cities reinterpret the images of the Post-Soviet context by actively participating in museum and gallery projects in Russia and abroad.
Visitors of the GUM-Red-Line Gallery have a chance to see pieces by artists participating in the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art: sculptures by Ilya Grishaev, photos by Ivan Petrokovich, animations by Masha Sedyaeva, Ural toys by Anna and Vitaly Cherepanov. Participants of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art Sergey Poteryaev, Fyodor Telkov, Alexey Shchigalev, GKP Group, Lyudmila Kalinichenko. The artists have submitted the projects that were shown at past exhibitions. Artist and curator Vladimir Seleznev, participant of the 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial, presents his series Suprematism from Euroshop (2016 — 2018) part of which is on display in the Stadtgalerie, Kiel (Germany).
GUM-Red-Line Gallery and EverArt Weekend will host a roundtable discussion on Local contemporary art in Russia: glocality and authenticity on August 10, 15:00, as part of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art Preview. Participants of the Round-Table Discussion include: Alisa Prudnikova – Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art Commissioner; Igor Kazakov – GUM-Red-Line Gallery Director; Vladimir Seleznev – artist, curator; Svetlana Usoltseva – ROSIZO Ural National Center of Contemporary Art Curator; Alexander Shaburov – artist; Marina Fedorovskaya – curator, journalist, moderator, Yana Zhilyaeva – Forbes Life editor. The discussion will focus on the following questions: How do curators and gallery owners select artists for exhibitions? What is the connection between the birthplace of an artwork and the importance of an artwork in the global context? Where does one encounter contemporary art in Russian cities? The centralization and decentralization of contemporary Russian art.