8 June / 14:30
Kramskoy's Art Museum
Different Art
Artistic dissent in the art of the USSR in 1940-1980-s

Fedor Semenov-Amursky. At sunset.


The exhibition consists of about two hundred paintings and drawings of the informal art created by more than twenty authors. The style and themes of the works are in tune with the innovative methods of Andrey Platonov, whose voice has broken through "from under the stones of the time that passed".

The сulture defined as different, alternate to the official mainstream, originated primarily in capitals, and it did not have the followers in Voronezh. That is why the exhibition presents the works of the artists from Moscow, Novgorod, Lviv, Saratov, and Tallinn.
Only in the late 1980-1990s the authors have hardly managed to receive the honor to be presented at the State Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and many other largest collections of the country.


Mikhail Rytyaev. City landscape.

«The museum collections usually reflect the changes in social and political life.  That is why in the late 1970s and 1980s we started collecting the works of artists who did not belong to the social realism current, but created precedents that were united as Different Art. It is the first time when such a large exposure of different art will be exhibited», says the director of the Kramskoy Museum Vladimir Dobromirov in the preface to the catalog, which will be exclusively released for the Festival.