Project 59 Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in New York State. It is dedicated to
providing alternative opportunities for unconventional and underrepresented artists from around the globe.
The third BRURAL show, BRURAL: Shattering Phenomena, looks, a year later, at Superstorm Sandy and Chelyabinsk Meteorite through the eyes of local artists in New York and Chelyabinsk. BRURAL: Shattering Phenomena opens on Friday February 7 and runs through Saturday 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, is the guest curator. BRURAL, founded and organized by Project 59, Inc., moves 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.
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President: Irina Danilova
Treasurer: Hiram Levy
Secretary: Ignat Ayzenberg