Artists from all over the world, participants of the art residence program of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, go to local enterprises to study production process and technological nuances. They will use this knowledge and impressions they gained later on while working on their new artworks. The final show will feature results of this program and will open together with the main project at the center venue of the Biennale on September 12.
Swiss artist, performer, and sculptor Katja Schenker is among participants of this year’s residence program. In her projects, she explores physical presence and environmental experiences. Katja will go to Satka (Chelyabinsk Region) to study the world turned inside out. The artist will research the Karagay Quarry which is the magnesite deposit site. She is interested in the material as something organic that under the influence of time and external forces becomes a valuable resource. Get more details
Photo: (c) Emanuel Tschumi