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The project “Development Zone” opened in Yekaterinburg gallery of Modern art on 5 May 2017.
The exhibition was formed by art director of the gallery Elena Shipitsyna to introduce the most significant modern Ural artists. The exposition shows art territory expansion from 1970s-80s to nowadays.
In this project the Ural region is considered as a zone of ecological risk, natural anomalies and space and resources development, which forms special character if individuality. In the exposition more than twenty authors of different generations and stylistics are introduced such as Evgenii Malakhin (known as “Starik B.U.Kashkin”), Sergei Rozhin, George Mayer, Stanislav Sorokin and others. All of them are united with idea of coping with creativity stereotypes.
Vladimir Nazanskii, the curator of “Erarta” museum said: “In this project not only artists from Yekaterinburg took part, but from Nizhnii Tagil, Chelyabinsk, Ufa, and Magnitogorsk. The exhibition became an event in cultural life of the city. Common features of social life and art practice became evident. Retrospective part of the exhibition attracted special attention of our visitors which introduced the Ural art of “perestroika” period and works of the young artists. More than 20 thousand visitors attended this exhibition.”
The second stage for this project was exposition in Novgorodskii center of contemporary art CZ “Dialog” (Nizhnii Novgorod) in February 2017.