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New exhibition: Protagonists. Picturesque reserve / Paris Commune in the National center “Ukrainian House”

The exhibition “Protagonists. Picturesque Reserve / Paris Commune” in the Ukrainian House from May 16 to June 30, 2024 “Protagonists. Picturesque Reserve / Paris Commune” is a large-scale exhibition about two leading creative associations of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The project will present about 50 authors and 300 works created at the turn of the eras. Most of the works have never been exhibited. The representatives of these two bright artistic phenomena broke Soviet dogmas, brought individuality and creative freedom to the fore. Plein airs in Sednev in 1988, 1989 and 1991 became an important stage for both future associations. Even then, a difference began to be felt, which in a few years would determine the nature of the art of the “Painting Reserve” and the “Paris Commune”. It is important that the artistic activity of the associations-protagonists at the exhibition was examined through the prism of not confrontation, but coexistence and development in the context of that time. The project is designed to fill the white spots in the history of modern Ukrainian culture and focus attention on highlighting the art of the transitional state, which was created at the tectonic break of the eras and was dispersed for a long time. A comprehensive look after a decade at the work of the participants of the associations “Painting Reserve” and “Paris Commune” once again proves that modern art is an important and integral part of the cultural heritage of Ukraine.