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Julie Mayne, Acting Consul General in Ekaterinburg welcomed the participants of Decisive Action festival in Ekaterinburg.
Julie Mayne, Acting British Consul General in Ekaterinburg along with Director of the Urals branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art Alisa Prudnikova welcomed the participants of the Decisive Action festival in Ekaterinburg.
Decisive Action is an exhibition that brings together four Russian and British artists showcasing new works in the public park outside the Ural Branch of NCCA in Ekaterinburg. The works, presented on the bank of River Iset, underline the important role of the public space in the life of modern cities. The exhibition also sets an aim to demonstrate how contemporary art may change the way people spend their free time making it more entertaining and engaging.
The commissions take on varied forms from traditional sculpture (Luke Hart, Natalia Pastukhova and Anna Zheloud) to the documentation of public life in Ekaterinburg (Oliver Griffin, GKP Group, Timofey Radya), gastronomic performance (Zoe’s Ghanaian Kitchen) and a conceptual safari that collects, analyses and reaggregates fonts in the public realm in Ekaterinburg and applies it as the exhibition font (Studio Hato). The programme of the festival includes a series of events musical, theatrical, poetical and artist talks which will frame the exhibition and offer further activities for all ages.
As part of the Decisive Action festival a mentoring programme was run with young students in Ekaterinburg to open up career opportunities in the arts administration.
The exhibition is organised in line with the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, executed by the Ural Branch of NCCA, Ekaterinburg. The preview of the exhibition coincided with the Ekaterinburg 291th City Anniversary celebrations.