Fractured and re-Structured

Skin of Liberty reflects the history of the Statue of Liberty’s copper, which was allegedly mined in Nizhny Tagil, while Fractured & re-Structured refers to the current psycho-geographical state of Nizhny Tagil, an old industrial city in the Middle of Urals.
February 20, 2015 - March 8, 2015
Brooklyn Fire Proof Temporary Storage Gallery
119 Ingraham St, Brooklyn, NY

Curators: Vladimir Seleznev and Irina Danilova

Participating artists: Ekaterina Aksenova, Ron Barron, Maria Belova and Anna Mineeva, Oleg Blyablyas, John Boone, Todd Bryant, Alberto Bursztyn, Vitaly Cherepanov, Beth Dary, Irina Fillipova, Lisa Hein and Robert Seng, Tatiana Istomina and Angelina Kotova, JKP(group), Ksenya Koshurnikova, Rita Leduc, Kenneth Pietrobono, Project 59, Carol Salmanson, Vladimir Seleznev, Kate Stone, Fyodor Telkov, Ian Trask, Qi You, Zer Gut(group)

The fourth exhibition in the BRURAL series, founded by Project 59,Inc. to develop professional contacts between artists and curators from greater Brooklyn and Ural Region in Russia through a series of annual collaborative exhibitions, came back to Brooklyn and Bushwick. The guest curator, Vladimir Seleznev, brought works by artists from his native city, Nizhny Tagil, that were shown with works by 15 artists from Greater Brooklyn.

Press Release

Opening Night

Individual Artist's Works

Mining Lady Liberty’s Russian Lineage
by Olga Zaikina at Hyperallergic.com

Brooklyn Television, BK Live



This project was sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) and also received support from the National Center for Contemporary Art in Ekaterinburg, Materials For The Arts, Sixpoint Brewery and private donations. Thank you to Alberto Bursztyn and Ekaterina Aksenova for their help with photodocumentation and to all of the artists who submitted individuall images, and a special thank you to our Gallery Assistant, Valeria Frezza. We also wish to thank Maya Meissner and Hazel Santino of Brooklyn Fire Proof.

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