On December 14, 2012, Ural Vision Gallery in cooperation with Marina Gisich Gallery opens its first project in Yekaterinburg. The exhibition “Those Who Hear Not the Music Think the Dancer Mad” begins a series of international contemporary art exhibitions.
“Those Who Hear Not the Music Think the Dancer Mad” is an exhibition about Russian art and society’s relationship with it. Entering into a dialogue with contemporary art is inevitable – it winds through fashion, design, cinema, the theater, and information technologies. A leading Russian gallery of contemporary art, Marina Gisich Gallery, is bringing a group exhibit of “brand name” works of the gallery’s artists to Ekaterinburg. These are works of art that have been displayed at prestigious international fairs, in exhibits at major world museums, and at international biennales. They include Marina Alexeeva’s lightboxes, familiar to Russian and European viewers (Multimedia Art Museum, the private collection of Sir Elton John, Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, and Foundation Sorigue); the paintings of Kerim Ragimov (Shanghai Biennale 2004, Art Basel Miami Beach, Frieze Art Fair, Ice Cream by Phaidon); Vladimir Kustov’s installations (Museum of Modern Art, Moscow); graphics and sculpture by Kirill Chelushkin (private collection of Francois Pinot (Luis Vuitton), Itabashi Art Museum in Tokyo Japan, and Museum Ludwig in Germany); Peter Beliy’s objects and installations (Margulies Collection, Moscow Modern Art Biennale, Royal Collection of the Society of Engravers (Great Britain)); and others.
The project, which is being launched by Ural Vision Gallery, is tied to Yekaterinburg’s geopolitical location on the border between East and West. The gallery will display exhibits of contemporary art from Eastern and Western Europe. In its first year of operation, Ural Vision Gallery is inviting collaboration with leading galleries from Finland, Austria and Germany. In April of 2013, Ural Vision Gallery together with Marina Gisich Gallery will take part in the Art Paris Art Fair.
Ural Vision Gallery is a new international-level exhibition space with a unique exhibition and educational program, open in the center of Russia.
The focus of Ural Vision Gallery is contemporary art that is currently already the asset of major public museums and private collections of the world. The series of exhibitions presented in partnership with Marina Gisich Gallery is designed to show landmark works of Russian and European contemporary art.