Timur Si-Qin at the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art

the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art
Professional preview: Sep 10-11, 2019
Date: Sep 12 - Dec 1, 2019
Address:  Ekaterinburg and the Ural region

Magician Space artist Timur Si-Qin will attend the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art. The exhibition plans to start from September 12th 2019 to December 1st 2019. The Commissioner of the Biennial is Alisa Prudnikova and Xiaoyu Weng, a young Chinese curator was invited to curate the main project.

Responding to the overarching framework of “Immortality,” this biennial seeks the possibilities of multiple futures. By probing into various historical junctures, the project explores the catalytic moments to speculate the interruption of the global temporal axis’s synchronization process. It challenges the prevailing belief of having technological acceleration leading us to the end of history, to a singularity. The exhibition rejects the politics of acceleration as the only means to resolve social and political crises. The concepts of immortality depart from the anticipation of the homo deus and metamorphose into various philosophical and aesthetic positions. How can we overcome, not death, but immortality?

The Ural Industrial Biennial is one of the largest international projects in the field of contemporary art in Russia, organized and conducted by NCCA in Ekaterinburg and the Ural region since 2010. Once in two years, the Biennial takes place in the non-exhibition spaces of Ekaterinburg and the Ural region.

About the Artist

Timur Si-Qin (b. 1984) is an artist of German and Mongolian-Chinese descent who grew up in Berlin, Beijing and in a Native Indian community in the American Southwest. Growing up in a multi-cultural environment helped inform Si-Qin’s unique sensitivity to the relationship between nature and culture. Now living in New York, Si-Qin has become a leading figure in a Post-internet generation of artists who reference new developments in science and technology to challenge the separation between the human world and the biological laws of the natural world.
Exhibitions include major solo shows at: Magician Space, Beijing (2018/2015); Spazio Maiocchi, Milan (2018); Société, Berlin (2018/2015/2013/2011); Art Basel Hong Kong (2018); Konfuzius Institut, Berlin (2017); Team Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Art Basel Statements, Basel (2016). He also participated in the 9th Berlin Biennale in 2016.