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July 6–18. Luc Mattenberger at the Ural Biennial’s residency

Artists from all over the world, participants of the art residence program of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, continue studying production process and technological nuances at local enterprises to use their knowledge and impressions later on while working on new pieces.

The final show will feature results of this program and will open together with the main project at the central venue of the Biennial on September 12.

In June, Swiss artist Katja Schenker visited the Urals; next is Luc Mattenberger.

Luc is a painter, sculptor, and professor at the Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD), winner of numerous awards, including the 2019 Swiss Art Awards. In his work, he explores human-machine interaction, mutual influence of brain’s activity and work environment, advanced visualization of data on brain signals, and the role of art in promoting scientific research.

On July 6, he is going to Novotroitsk in Orenburg region, the birthplace of Ural Steel company, where he will work on a sculpture of steel, run a workshop and a public talk, as well as present a mockup of his future project.

July 6. Artist-talk. Luc Mattenberger will talk about his artworks and sculptures created at the last year’s art residence in the USA.

July 13. Workshop: creative lab with the artist. Luc and curator Kristina Gorlanova will give a lecture on the relationship between techniques and methods of contemporary art. Participants will create test installations during the practical part of the workshop.

July 18. Project presentation. Artist will present a mockup of his project for the Ural Biennial and talk about details of his work on the sculpture.


Photo (c) Christian Hartmann

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