The street exhibition
A unique open-air exhibition was opened on the pedestrian alley of Lenin Avenue in Yekaterinburg, with the support of the Sinara Charitable Foundation and the Presidential Grants Fund. Its participants are critics of the project “Art Platform for the promotion of Ural contemporary Art”. The exhibition includes 34 posters that introduce the audience to the critics ‘ view of the work of Ural artists. The heroes of the author’s publications are famous artists working in various formats: Fedor Telkov, Asya Marakulina, Alexander Bazhenov, Anastasia Bogomolova, Sergey Laushkin, Ilya Grishaev, Vladimir Seleznev and many others.
– This is a very unusual exhibition, because the key is the texts that the project participants created during the creative laboratory. The artists ‘illustrations complement the critics’ thoughts. Each poster has a QR code leading to the website of the “Art Platform for Promoting Ural Contemporary Art”, where you can read the full versions of reviews in Russian and English, “said Natalia Levitskaya, President of the Sinara Charitable Foundation.
The exhibition in the open space provides an opportunity for residents and guests of Yekaterinburg not only to join the work of Ural artists, but also to get acquainted with representatives of modern art criticism. The unique cultural event is attended by 20 authors from Yekaterinburg, Perm, Chelyabinsk, Noyabrsk and other cities, 96 Ural contemporary artists and 4 international experts from Sweden, the Netherlands, France and Switzerland. During the summer, 45 webinars were held dedicated to the study of Ural contemporary art and the practice of writing critical journalism.
– An important effect of the project will be the consolidation of the importance of young Ural art, because thanks to materials about modern creators, “Art Platform” brings artistic activity to a new level. This will contribute to the creation or consolidation of communities of young artists and emerging critics, – commented the curator of the project Zhenya Chaika.
Every Saturday in January 2021, the alley on Lenin Avenue will host morning walks with the curator of the Art Platform: Zhenya Chaika will talk about the project, artists and critics, as well as about the stories behind the works presented at the exhibition.