The 4th annual Burual exhibition, BRURAL: Skin of Liberty, Fractured and re-Structured, opened on February 20, 2015 and ran through March 8, 2015 at Brooklyn Fire Proof Temporary Storage Gallery in Bushwick. Vladimir Seleznev, artist from Nizhny Tagil and curator of the National Center for Contemporary Art in Yekaterinburg, was the guest curator. BRURAL, founded and organized by Project 59, Inc., featured a collaborative exhibition with 15 artists from greater Brooklyn and 10 artists from Nizhny Tagil (Ural region).
The Fluxus Time exhibition was held in Kharkiv Municipal Gallery from February 24th till March 1st . Originally curated by Irina Danilova for The Art Gallery of Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York in 2013, Fluxus Time became the first exhibition about Fluxus in Kharkov and the first exhibition of this revolutionary art movement in a revolutionary context. Exploring the Fluxus movement and it’s impact, FLUXUS TIME traces the development of the life-art relation in the 20th century.
The third BRURAL show, BRURAL: Shattering Phenomena, looked, a year later, at Superstorm Sandy and Chelyabinsk Meteorite through the eyes of local artists in New York and Chelyabinsk. BRURAL: Shattering Phenomena opened on February 7 and ran through March 1 at the Bronx River Art Center's current gallery space at 305 East 140th Street. Svetlana Shlyapnikova, art director of OkNo gallery in Chelyabinsk, was the guest curator. BRURAL, founded and organized by Project 59, Inc., moved this year to the Bronx for collaborations between BRonx artists and artists from Chelyabinsk, in URAL region.
FLUXUS TIME: 1959…1969…1979…, features art work by 22 artists from that era. Exploring the Fluxus movement and it’s impact, it traces the development of the life-art relation in the 20th century. The Art Gallery of Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York (Art and Science Building, 2001 Oriental Blvd. Brooklyn, NY 11235). April 10 - May 10, 2013. Curator: Irina Danilova
TRACKING SIGNALS HIGH AND LOW features works by two art collectives, Project 59 and vydavy, that deal with behavioral patterns of two different scales: global and domestic. The Active Space Gallery in Bushwick (566 Johnson Ave., Brooklyn, NY). April 5 - 28, 2013.
The second BRURAL project, "BRURAL: peripheral vision", was curated by Daria Kostina from Ekaterinburg at the Active Space Gallery in Bushwick. It concentrated on the underground phenomena and artists with alternative paths and continued the cultural dialogue between artists and curators from Brooklyn and the Urals. "BRURAL: peripheral vision" represented and investigated the specifics of creativity of artists of different styles, national and social backgrounds, who because of various reasons remain obscure to the main stream of contemporary art. January 18 - February 24, 2013.
The first BRURAL project, "BRURAL: Art/&/of/?/vs./or/Design", was curated by Agata Iordan, an art historian and curator from Ekaterinburg at the SET gallery in Brooklyn. It investigated, criticized and was inspired by the symbiosis of art and design, their boundary and attitude. Art and design projects by each artist were in one space. February 26th – March 24th 2012.
In 2011, Project 59, Inc. initiated BRURAL, a collaboration between artists and curators from Brooklyn, NY and Ural region (Russia). Both Ural region and Brooklyn are experiencing an evident transformation from relatively “rural” places into hubs of contemporary art. Offering artists and curators an opportunity to present their works, BRURAL is examining two worlds, their relations and juxtaposition, providing a platform for interaction and partnership.
From April 17, 2010 until March 24, 2012 Project 59, Inc. organized
exhibitions and events and provided design and website support while presenting unconventional and underrepresented artists at the SET Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Project 59 Seconds Video Festival was presented as exhibition 59 SECONDS (and beyond) at the SPECTRE Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). The 59 top ranked videos, 59 seconds each, selected by 59 audiences during 59 international screenings together with materials documenting this project. April 17 - May 28, 2010.
Project 59, Inc.
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President: Irina Danilova
Treasurer: Hiram Levy
Secretary: Ignat Ayzenberg