Lea Barbazange, an artist with an unusual look at the usual things arrived at the South Urals with the assistance of the French Institute (Paris). From July 4 to August 8 the artist will get acquainted with Satka as part of the Ural Industrial Biennale. One of the main goals of the 32-year-old artist is to study the nature of magnesite mineral and to reveal its distinctiveness. To do this, she has to look at magnesite - in the laboratory in a literal and figurative sense. The creative work will result in new art objects.

Theme of crystals captured the artist a few years ago. Lea boldly creates unusual cobweblike things, connects materials of vegetable, animal and mineral origin. It is difficult to be indifferent to these subjects: they attract attention, surprise, fascinate. Strange, fragile and ephemeral - that's probably the most accurate definition of the master's installations.

Let's add that Lea Barbazange is a graduate of the National School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. In 2008, her first personal exhibition Filsdecristal was held there, after which exhibitions were repeatedly held in various museums, galleries and art spaces of Strasbourg and Paris.

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The Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art is held since 2010. In the first year of holding this cultural event in Yekaterinburg, 250 artists from 59 countries of the world took part in the event. Exhibitions were deployed on 40 thousand square meters, and 6 industrial sites were involved in the program of main and special projects. The first Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art was attended by about 60 thousand residents and guests of Yekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk region.

In October 2016, Sobranie Fund and the Urals branch of the State Center for Contemporary Art signed an agreement on establishment of the Permanent Residence of the Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art in Chelyabinsk region, town of Satka. As part of the Biennale numerous cultural events take place for residents and guests of Satka: concerts, performances, creative workshops and much more.