current 4th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art NEW LITERACY

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The Museum of History and Archeology of the Urals is pleased to announce “Future Past”, the official Parallel program project for 4th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art. The quest exhibition of contemporary art will be integrated into the museum’s permanent exhibition space and shown at Lenina str. 69/10 Yekaterinburg, Russia between September 14 – October 1, 2017.


The fourth biennial is called “New literacy” and is dedicated to work and recreation in the near future. It anticipates the coming social, economic and cultural changes. «Future Past» exhibition based on the concept of the fantastic museum of the future.

Eda Aslan, Blind Well, book, 2015

During the exhibition, viewers will be invited to look at the museum’s permanent collection in a completely new way and try to find and identify archaeological finds of the fantastic Future. Which will be exhibited in the form of Turkish contemporary artist’s works, made of various techniques and materials.

Emirhan Eren, “Untitled”, watercolor, triptych, 2017, 15×28 each

Curators: Ozgenur Geris & Anastasiia Piletckaia

Today’s present is the past of tomorrow, Tomorrow’s present is the future of today. The paradox which is hardly possible to understand. Both physicists and philosophers agree that time is the product of our consciousness and thinking, but if so, and physically we have only the present moment, how to deal with a legacy of cultural artifacts? The past did not pass at all, and, moreover, each our day is the past of tomorrow that will be saved or erased. Exhibition “Future Past” – it’s not just a language game; it’s a game of meanings and times, which intertwine in the space of the natural science museum (and where else to talk about Time?). Contemporary art for us tomorrow will be a “heritage”, the usual things – “antiquities” and even, perhaps, the human body itself in its present condition will be a set of atavisms for the Man of the Future. The exhibition is exactly about seeing yourself through the prism of the future and so it is better to understand your present and past.

Curators: Anastasiia Piletckaia, Ozgenur Geris
Artists: Emirhan Eren, Eda Aslan, Elcin Ekinci, Ekin Saçlıoğlu, Sami Aslan, Gunes Terkol, Gökçen Dilek Acay, Merve Kılıçer

LEFT: Ekin Saclioglu, Untitled, Gold on the various animal bones, 10x6x6cm, 2014. RIGHT: Gunes Terkol “Kahkaha” 2017, sewing and weaving on natural dyed fabrics,100×110 cm.

Vip preview 12.09.2017 Opening 16.09.2017, 16:00
The Museum of History and Archeology of the Urals, Russia, Yekaterinburg, Lenina 69/10
Mon, Tue closed. Wed-Sun 11.00-18.00

The show is going to be the very first exposition of Contemporary Turkish artists in Russia.
Exhibition kindly supported by Aykac Insaat and CORPUS

For more information about the exhibition, please contact Anastasiia Piletckaia apiletcky [at] gmail.com

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