Dear colleagues,
We invite you to participate in the international symposium on

Avant-garde experiences: from utopia to every day practices
Yekaterinburg, May 12-15, 2015

Russian avant-garde is an extraordinary example of a cultural phenomenon which has been an object of steadily growing interest over the last decades. Today avant-garde patterns are consistently reproduced in art, design, publicity, mass media, photography, music, theatre, dance, urban environment design and architecture. Many of the avant-garde techniques have become an integral part of educational strategies and training process for specialists in various fields from urban development to contemporary theatre. In other words, avant-garde today is not just a phenomenon in art and creative practices but is also a brand, a cultural symbol and a part of everyday life.

The symposium will focus on the following areas:

Working languages of the symposium will be English and Russian.

The symposium program includes exhibitions, special excursions (avant-garde art in museum collections of Ekaterinburg, constructivist architecture etc.) and childrens art projects.

Symposium Application Deadline: April 20, 2015.

Papers are planned to be published following the symposium (hard copy as well as electronic version).

Materials for publishing as well as the participation fee will be collected once participation has been confirmed (up to April 30, 2015).

In case of questions please contact:

Organization committee: +7 (343) 346-76-32
Symposium secretary: Raisa Popova