5TH URAL INDUSTRIAL BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Death Cafe

Coliseum Cinema (Ekaterinburg, 43 Lenin Avenue)
Every Sunday starting September 15, 2019 at 18:00

Within the framework of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial regular meetings over a cup of tea are held; those meetings are actually an opportunity to talk about death. It is a social initiative that aims to create a safe environment to share opinions freely. The key goal is to challenge the deeply-rooted stereotypes and break the customary silence by overcoming the taboo on discussions about death.
The idea of Death Cafe does not come from a religious cult, sect or subculture and it does not follow the concept of a group therapy, grief overcoming or self-development. Death Cafe meetings do not have a set list of questions to discuss; every participant may share their story, feelings, hopes, thoughts and experiences. The curatorial team of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial seeks to present projects tackling the most diverse variations of immortality from individual and physical to cultural, universal and symbolic.
Any person who is interested in discussing death or has a need to do so may become a participant of the Death Cafe meetings. The only requirement is that you have to be 18 or older.

Participation is free of charge, with prior registration, number of participants is limited (15 people).
Stay tuned for updates on Death Cafe VK page.

Curators:

Philosopher Yana Makakenko and psychologist Ilya Petrikin