OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS Working in All Media to Exhibit in 5th Brural Exhibition – September 12th Deadline

Project 59.Inc is glad to announce an open call to artists working in all media for the fifth exhibition in our Brural series (a collaboration between artists and curators from “greater” Brooklyn, NY and the Ural region in Russia) with guest curator, Ilya Shipilovskikh and artists from Perm city and the Ural region.

The differences in existence in different systems of coordinates – geographical parameters of the places along with social and cultural environments is the theme of the next BRURAL exhibition.

See images from BRURAL3: Shattering Phenomena, here. In 2014 BRURAL expanded to the Bronx as part of the Bronx River Art Center’s Curatorial Practice Series, a collaboration between guest curators, artists and students in BRAC educational program.

BRURAL5: The Freedom for Irregularity

Please send proposals to project59inc@gmail.com by September 12th with BRURAL5 in subject line. ​

From high school Physics we know that irregular motion is a movement where a body travels an unequal distance at regular intervals. It appears that this formula is not only for bodies in Physics but also for the world and society we live in.

Starting from Aristotle, uniformity is considered the most fundamental property of time, but everybody goes different distances for common intervals, a day, month, year or life. The irregularity of our trajectories is in continual co-existence with constant properties. We all set different goals, we have different starting points. Is there is a chance for equality in the modern world with more than six billion people, thousands of large and small nations, more than a hundred countries, diversity of economic structures and forms of socio-political and cultural life.

One of the reasons for such diversity is the difference in natural conditions and physical environments. Differences in social lives depend on the historical environment of social existence, which develops as a result of interactions with other tribes, nations, and states. Time passes differently for different cultures: for Russians who came to the Urals to live among Zyrians, Komi, Khanty, Tatars and Bashkirs or for Europeans who sailed to America to settle among indigenous peoples and then were joined by many nations from all over the world. How do different ideas, cultures and worlds coexist in both areas? Art is a good way to expose this variety, to make visible these questions.

Does the irregular distribution of freedom among various groups create the irregular distribution of rights among people, social and legal inequality? What is the current state of utopia for equal rights and distribution of goods? In different parts of the world, especially as different as Brooklyn and Ural, the common social necessity is the freedom for irregularity. Let’s bring to the surface different causes and vectors and their existence in society. Our exhibition should become a kind of experiment to try to make visible for others the key points of our differences and conditions for co-existence.

Ilya Shipilovsikh,
curator