However, the Ural biennial Commissioner Alisa Prudnikova assures that the choice of Ecclesiastes in the sides, and this quote as the theme of the Biennale, is not connected with the desire to “hypnoti”. Just after the theme of “Immortality”, which defined the main subjects of the previous 5-th Biennale, it was decided to turn to the private experience to the experience of body boundaries, personal space, to understanding touch right to touch, and experience social isolation and withdrawal from it, which requires reflection.

“We were looking for a new Biennale, answering the question “What to do after Immortality?” And found it in the move from macrocosm of immortality to the microcosm of his own body and his new status in today’s transitional moment. Of course, the theme of embrace is surprisingly resonates with today’s test nebritost and inviolable, but I’m sure this dilemma will remain relevant for a long time,” says the Commissioner of the Ural Biennale Alisa Prudnikova.

the First Ural industrial biennial will be held under the wing of United at the end of last year institutions the Pushkin Museum Pushkin and the State center for contemporary art in Ekaterinburg. Opening the press conference, Marina Loshak, Director, Pushkin Museum im. Pushkin said that the Ural Biennale can be called a unifying “anchor project”. The third organizer of the Biennale has become the centre of support and development of contemporary art ZAART.

the peculiarity of the Ural industrial Biennale in the fact that the subject said the curator and the team of the Biennale. And so it was on the best treatment of the theme of the contest curators, Russian and foreign. Therefore, the urgent task now is the choice of the curator. Procedure over ten years worked: a Manifesto of the team of the Biennale sent to members of the Expert Council. This year it includes the curators of the main project of the past years Biennale Chaoui van, Joan Ribas, Jinghua, Biljana Ciric’s project titled, Yaroslava Bubnova, Cosmin Costinas, Director of the Liverpool and Istanbul biennials, Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt, head of new media at the Pushkin Museum to them. Pushkin Olga Shishko and Biennale Commissioner Alisa Prudnikova.

Each of them proposes two candidates to the curator, who will articulate succinctly their vision of the topic. After discussion of applications, the Advisory Council announces the shortlist of finalists. Finalists write detailed concept, after which the experts make the final determination.

in Fact, since the announcement of the topic – the time has gone. The name of the curator should be announced in the summer of 2020.

the timing of the Biennale is open to question. Much will depend on an end of the pandemic, and in what mode we will live. The Lyon Biennale, which takes place around the same time as the Ural Biennale, moved withrock from September 2021 to September 2022. Ekaterinburg is counting on until 2021-but the final decision will be made together with the curator.