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26 March

Platonov Arts Festival exhibition program is announced

Olga Ryabchikova, Mikhail Bychkov, Alexey Gorbunov

Press conference devoted to the exhibition program of the 4th Platonov festival edition was announced yesterday on the 25th of March. Festival director Mikhail Bychkov together with few festival exhibitions curators such as the deputy director of Voronezh Regional Art Museum named after I.N. Kramskoy Olga Ryabchikova and Gallery H.L.A.M. director Alexey Gorbunov shared what art projects and exhibitions Voronezh citizens can attend in June 2014.

Platonov Festival is evolving and this applies not only to Music and Theatre sections, but also to the Visual Art part of the Festival as well. This year Platonov Festival will present 6 exhibition projects -more  than in previous years.

"FREEDOM – THE REASON FOR THE WORLD. Russian avant-garde from museums of Krasnodar, Penza, Samara, Saratov and Yaroslavl" is a huge collection of works by Russian avant-garde artists (56 artists, 78 works ).  The exhibition, which will be held at the Art Museum named after I.N. Kramskoy will include works of such world famous artists as Marc Chagall, Natalia Goncharova, Alexander Rodchenko, Aleksandra Ekster, Vera Pestel, Robert Falk, Aristarkh Lentulov and others.

The Soviet government did not accept the avant-garde art, during Soviet times paintings were just stored in collections of provincial museums, so quite a number of works will be presented to public for the first time. Collected altogether these masterpieces will illustrate what a major and important phenomenon was the Russian avant-garde. This will be a unique project worth visiting.

"I WORSHIP LIFE OF EVERY KIND! Paintings and graphics of Alexander Deineka from collections of The State Tretyakov Gallery and The Kursk Deineka Picture Gallery" – this exhibition at Kramskoy Art Museum will consist of 34 works by famous Russian artist, contemporary of Andrey Platonov. Paintings and posters, familiar to almost every Russian person from his childhood works “Future pilots” and “Outskirts of Moscow. November 1941”, as well as other masterpieces you will enjoy while visiting this one of the most ambitious solo exhibitions of Deineka since exhibitions in The State Tretyakov Gallery in 2010 and The Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome (Italy) in 2011.

"THINGS AND THINGS THAT HAPPENED. Daniil Kharms and the people around him" will be held in Voronezh Centre of Contemporary Art (VCCA). The exhibition will feature personal belongings of the existential absurd prose creator - Daniil Kharms, as well as his newly discovered manuscripts, books, photographs and other original documented materials relating to the life and works of his friends writers. A significant number of artifacts and exposition concept belong to the publishing house "Vita Nova" (St. Petersburg) – Platonov Festival creative partner. In one of the VVCA halls there will be contemporary artists exposition based on motives of Kharms’ works and life and the movie (biopic) about him.

"DAVID BOROBSKY. SELECTED WORKS. On the 80th anniversary of his birth". Exhibition Hall at Kirov Street, 8. Exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the outstanding Russian theater designer and artist, whose name is associated with the beginning of a new era of the Russian stagecraft. David Borovsky has worked with such directors as Yuri Lyubimov , Georgy Tovstonogov , Anatoly Efros , Lev Dodin ... This project that Platonov Festival will realize in collaboration with the Theater Museum named after  A.A. Bakhrushin (Moscow)  is really unique in its scope – it includes  5 expositions ( "Selected works", " Beginning", " Borovsky in the opera", "King Lear " and "The Golden Age of Taganka Theatre"), which were shown separately in different years in memorial museum "David Borovsky workroom”. 

"THE INNERMOST MAN" – a personal exhibition of Sergey Bazilev  – one of the founders of Russian hyperrealism  – will be held in H.L.A.M. gallery. Andrey Platonov  works and especially his novel "The Innermost Man" has a special meaning for the artist. Sergey Bazilev will come to Voronezh in spring to breathe the air of Platonov’s homeland and create here a series of paintings.

"JERUSALEM IS NOT JUST A CITY" – a photo exhibition of one of the most famous Israeli photographers Dmitry Brickman will be held in the Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists ( Pushkinskaya Street). Basically , the exhibition will feature portraits of the inhabitants of this amazing city - a city in which for thousands of years coexist representatives of different cultures and religions. The main message of this exhibition - the unity and harmony of the world in its diversity – can be applied to the main idea of the festival. Dmitry Brickman will also have his workshop for the professional photographers of Voronezh. This project will be supported by  Embassy of Israel in Russia.