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August 10 – 30. Swiss Residents of the Metenkov House

The new participants of the Metenkov House art residence are the artist Marianne Mueller and the historian of architecture Dr. Gabrielle Schaad from Zurich.

Mueller works with photography, video, installations and books. In her projects, she accumulates her everyday reality observations and creates site-specific exhibitions. Yekateriburg is familiar with Marianne through her installation «Hall of Mirrors» at the 3d Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2015.

The project in the Metenkov House unites Marianne Mueller and Dr. Gabrielle Shaad with Konstantin Bugrov, doctor of history from Yekaterinburg. The focus of their collaborative research is constructivists’ legacy of the city. Their primary interest is the analysis of the buildings’ interiors and their combinations with the backstage details in the photo studio of Veniamin Metenkov.

This collaboration will result in two installations: in the residents’ hall and at the museum balcony and special zine publication that will include texts of Gabrielle Schaad and Konstantin Bugrov along with the photos of Marianne Mueller.

The schedule of events of the art-residency:

August 10, 17:00 – Marianne Mueller artist talk

August 29, 19:00 – opening of the exhibition «Behind Metenkov’s Curtains» (the exhibit will be open until November 2)

August 30, 19:00 – collective lecture of Marianne Mueller and Gabrielle Schaad.

The dates of open hours in the studio of the art-residency to be announced later.


Photo: Marianne Mueller’s installation CURTAIN TWO (EXTENDED), 2017 (c) Marianne Mueller

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