The exhibition "Nonconformists: museum format" presents artists' artworks as a modern art project, rather than in the format of "cultural heritage".
The Odesa Fine Arts Museum chose the path of creating a museum of new format based on the preservation of tradition. In the newly renovated showrooms, there are exhibited artists with a new set of minds: in room 14, known as Serebrykovskiy, highlighted the modernism of the beginning of the 20th century, in particular, the works of Vasiliy Kandinsky and Odesa's "Independents." In the exhibition space – Odesa's nonconformists of the 60s-70s years of the 20th century, also called "The second Odesa avant-garde," compared with the avant-garde trends in the art of 1910-1920.
The unbridled desire to find new forms of artistic expression, freedom, and individualism – all of it is a reason to draw parallels between the artworks of artists from different periods. Real creativity can strengthen the energy of renewal and the spirit of freedom.
The Odesa Fine Arts museum, together with DYMCHUKARTPROMOTION and contemporary art gallery NT-art Gallery presents the project. It presents works of the nonconformist's artists, like Valery Basanets, Volodymyr Strelnikov, Yevhen Rakhmanin, Viktor Maryniuk, Oleg Voloshinov, Oleksandr Stovbur, Serhiy Savchenko, Volodymyr Tsyupko, Vasyl Sad, Ihor Bozhko. The project artists who have always enjoyed the more chamber expression format created a big scale painting - to master the 150x200 cm canvas and enlarge their abstract compositions.