To help answer these questions we will be looking at the experience of major arts festivals in Liverpool, Gwangju, Istanbul, Ekaterinburg, St. Petersburg, and Krasnoyarsk.
Moderator: Kate Fowle - Chief Curator at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
Joseph Backstein - Artistic Director of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
Iara Bubnova - сo-curator of Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt, Germany) and 1st Moscow biennial, curator of 2nd Ural industrial biennial of contemporary art
Alisa Prudnikova — art-historian, the director of Ural branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art (Yekaterinburg), commissioner of the First and the Second Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art — projects that are designed to re-think the industrial identity of the Ural region, using the power of contemporary art.
Sally Tallant – artistic head and director of the Liverpool Biennale of Modern Art since 2011, head of programs for the Serpentine Gallery (London) from 2001 to 2011
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