BRURAL: Crossroads of Equality and Irregularity

19 Feb BRURAL: Crossroads of Equality and Irregularity

Date(s) - 02/19/2016 - 03/06/2016
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gallery 105

Hosted by: Project 59 Inc.

Description: Project 59, Inc. is pleased to announce BRURAL: CROSSROADS OF EQUALITY AND IRREGULARITY, the fifth exhibition in the BRURAL series of collaborations between artists and curators from New York and Ural Region in Russia. The exhibition is comprised of objects and installations, video art, documentary films, archival materials, drawings, graphics, and mixed media works.

Starting from Aristotle, uniformity is considered the most fundamental property of time, but everybody goes different distances for common intervals, a day, month, year or life. The irregularity of our trajectories is in continual co-existence with constant properties. We all set different goals, we have different starting points. Is there is a chance for equality in the modern world with more than six billion people, thousands of large and small nations, more than a hundred countries, diversity of economic structures and forms of socio-political and cultural life. Time passes differently for different cultures: for Russians who came to the Urals to live among Zyrians, Komi, Khanty, Tatars and Bashkirs or for Europeans who sailed to America to settle among indigenous peoples and then were joined by many nations from all over the world. How do different ideas, cultures and worlds coexist in both areas? Does the irregular distribution of freedom among various groups create the irregular distribution of rights among people, social and legal inequality? This exhibition tries to make visible the key points of our differences and conditions for co-existence in different systems of coordinates: geographical parameters along with social and cultural environments.

Both Brooklyn and the Ural region have recently transformed from rundown stagnating places into hubs of contemporary art. To offer artists and curators from New York and the Urals an opportunity to present their works and expand cultural dialogue, Project59, Inc. founded the BRURAL (Brooklyn+Ural) series, which examines two art worlds and their relations.

Curator: Ilya Shipilovskikh, Director of Art Gallery at Boris Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg

Participating artists: Anna Andrzhievskaya, Alberto Marcos Bursztyn, Calum Craik, Irina Danilova & Hiram Levy, Nicholas Dumit Estevez, Alex Etewut, Nicholas Fraser, Michel Gerard, Ilya Gryshaev, Maria Gyarmati, Ed Herman, Leonid Imennykh, Daria Irincheeva, Alexandr Khubeev, Danil Khutorianskii, Asya Marakulina, Odekal, Rachel Owens, Margaret Roleke, and Marina Temkina.

Opening Reception: February 19th, 7 – 10 PM

Open to public: February 19 – March 6th, 2016. Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 7 pm



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