The Odessa Art Museum in partnership with the National Art Museum of Ukraine and with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation presents the project “Special Fund: Repressed Art”.
The exhibition presents 80 works from the collection of NHMU, which were mothballed in the late 1930s and have been hidden from public view for many decades. Most of the works presented in Odessa are exhibited for the first time. Alexander Bogomazov and Timofey Boichuk, Vadim Meller and Antonina Ivanova, Oksana Pavlenko and David Burliuk, Pavel Golubyatnikov and Konstantin Eleva, Anatoly Petritsky and Suher-Ber Rybak, Victor Palmov and Abram Cherkassky – more than three dozen names of artists, known and forgotten, whose works in 1937, it seemed, they were forever hidden from the audience: “they have no artistic or museum value, and, as works of the enemies of the people, are to be destroyed”. Continue reading
The heroes of the conceptual work of the photo artist Rune Gunerjussen – furniture, electrical appliances and telephones. Lamps arrange revolutions and travel. Chairs dance, debate and admire nature. Phones are submerged, talking and hugging. By a surreal comparison of interior objects and people’s behavior, the photographer hints at the absurdity of human attempts to conquer nature. Continue reading
Ernst Haas is a famous photojournalist of the last century who made a huge contribution to the development and recognition of color photography. The best characteristic of this man probably belongs to Henri Cartier Bresson, who said: “He was very sensitive, always amazed me with his knowledge of the world, subtle charm and a sharp mind. For me, he disappeared just as quickly as he appeared – like a comet that traced the sky, he left an indelible mark on the souls of people. ” Continue reading