MZHK-1980: A Place on Earth. 6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art

MZHK-1980 looks at the history of the Youth Residential Complex and other experiments in arranging life on Earth. MZHK-1980 includes two exhibitions, a public and children’s program, theatrical performances and art interventions, excursions, and the publication of a book.

The research exhibition What Makes Us Better and the art exhibition A Place on Earth jointly reveal the history of the youth movement for building accommodation in the late USSR, combining historical documents and testimonies of the movement’s participants with works of artists dedicated to experiments in housing construction in the XX century, as well as the self-organization of different communities in relationship to their land. What Makes Us Better is curated by Liudmila Starostova. A Place on Earth presents the work of: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Jonathas de Andrade, Sasha Davai, Adelita Husni-Bey, Sarah Lehnerer, Sasha Saltanova, Jonas Staal, Alen Tanner, Werker Collective and is curated by Masha Domracheva.

Werker Collective presents Preliminary Studies Towards the Nieuwe Nieuwsmarkt (2018–ongoing) an installation and sound piece about the role of self-organised media in the articulation of urban struggles, in the past and in the present, departing from Amsterdam’s Nieuwmarkt Riots from the 1970’s. 

03/09 – 24/10/2021

6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art
Yeltsin Center Art Gallery. 
Boris Yeltsin St. 3, 
Yekaterinburg, Russia.