Paintings and graphics of Alexander Deineka from collections of The State Tretyakov Gallery and The Kursk Deineka Picture Gallery
Solo exhibition of Alexander Deineka, contemporary of Andrey Platonov, will be a unique project of exhibition program of Platonov Arts Festival. This year it is the 115th anniversary of the birth of great artist (20th May, 1899) and great writer (1st September, 1899): their creative biographies went in parallel and for the first time will cross at the Festival.
Exhibition visitors will have an opportunity to see A.A. Deineka’s picturesque paintings and posters, including known to everyone since school ages such masterpieces as “Future Pilots” and “Outskirts of Moscow. November 1941”. In the exhibition 34 works will be presented.
Kramskoy's Art Museum
Russian avant-garde from museums of Krasnodar, Penza, Samara, Saratov and Yaroslav
It is a unique project of Platonov Arts Festival. The title of the exhibition has got a phrase from Andrey Platonov’s notebook: “Freedom is the reason for the world (space and civil state)” (A. Platonov “Wooden Plant”). This record is made in 1927, when avant-garde was widespread in art.
It is the first time when works of Russian avant-garde from collections of 5 leading Russian provincial museums will be presented in Voronezh. Exposition includes 78 works of 56 artists, belonging to different radical innovatory movements of the first three decades of the 20th century, for example, cubo-futurism, suprematism and constructivism. Artists destroyed or fancily mixed traditional genres or styles, denied aesthetic sense, endeavoured to set free art from its generally accepted sense and meaning - from everything that links art to old world. Russian avant-garde turned out to be much large-scale, deep and radical than Western. This was mainly influenced by Russian historical events.
Kramskoy's Art Museum
Daniil Kharms and the people around him
The exhibition is dedicated to Daniil Kharms, an outstanding writer of XX century, poet, creator of absurdist fiction and a member of OBERIU, or Union of Real Art (1927-1930).
“Things and Things that happened. Daniil Kharms and the people around him” is created on the basis of private collections. A significant number of artifacts and exposition concept belong to the publishing house "Vita Nova" (St. Petersburg) – Platonov Festival creative partner.
Exhibition Hall VCCA (Voronezh Centre of Contemporary Art)
On the 80th anniversary of his birth
The exhibition “David Borovsky. Selected Works” is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Borovsky, an outstanding theater designer. His works, ascetic, emphasizing the main ideas of plays and creating tension, are by rights considered to be the best works of the national set design. David Borovsky was called a co-author by the following directors: Georgy Tovstonogov, Anatoly Efros, Oleg Yefremov, Lev Dodin, István Horvai, Valery Fokin, Leonid Heifets, Mikhail Levitin and Mikhail Reznikovich.
of Union of Artists
Exhibition by Sergey Bazilev
Sergey Bazilev is one of the founders of hyperrealism in Russia, a member of the group of artists “Shest” (“Six”) (Alexey Tegin, Sergey Sherstyuk, Sergey Gueta, Igor Kopystiansky, Nikolai Filatov) that was popular for its projects in 80s.
Right now even the artist himself does not know what works will be included in the exhibition “The Innermost Man”! Sergey Bazilev will come to Voronezh in spring, rent a house in the suburbs of the city, breathe the air of Platonov’s homeland and create here a series of paintings. The paintings will depict the people whom the artist considers to be innermost. Those people are the artist’s friends from Voronezh and associates.
Photo exhibition of Dmitry Brickman
Every year Platonov Arts Festival hosts photo exhibitions. This year the visitors of Platonov Arts Festival will have a chance to visit a solo exhibition “Jerusalem is not just a city” by Dmitry Brickman, one of the most famous Israeli photographers. For thousands years Jerusalem has been a city where people of different cultural and religious backgrounds have been living together: Muslims, Christians, Hebrews. This diversity is showed in Brickman’s photos. The main idea of the festival – harmony is in the diversity – is in tune with the main idea of this exhibition.
Kramskoy's Art Museum