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  OkNo Gallery
  Chelyabinsk, Russia


Julia Bezshtanko
(St. Petersburg - Chelyabinsk)
Graphics, art objects, photography, video installations
May 18 - June 10, 2011


Press release

Contemporary art gallery "OkNo"
and The Chelyabinsk Regional Museum of Arts

present the exhibition

Julia Bezshtanko
Graphics, art objects, photography, video installations

May 18 - June 10, 2011

On International Museum Day in Picture Gallery of the Chelyabinsk Regional Museum of Arts opens a special project "INSIDE", jointly prepared by gallery "OkNo" and the museum.

Julia Bezshtanko is one of few Chelyabinsk artists, working is actively and interestingly in the field of contemporary art. Her professional interests cover both traditional art forms - painting, graphics, photography, and new forms - object, installation, video art, performance. The skills in handling variety of artistic means and languages allows the artist to create synthetic projects. Julia works mainly in the stylistics of abstract art. In her works, she often uses "inartistic" materials various items (ready made), padding polyester, silicone, Lino, paraffin, burned paper, the texture, whose structure becomes a component of substantial aspect of an artwork.

J.Bezshtanko's artistic strategies are largely the result of education received education of set designer. Dramaturgic event is at the heart of all the works of the artist, which is differently refracted, but always significantly perceived by audience.

The exhibition will feature the artworks of different years.

Opening day and the events associated with it are included into the city program "A Night in Museum":

May 18 17:30
Open Discussion "Does contemporary art have right to exist?"

Contemporary artist - who is he?

XX century has "liberated" artists up to the limit, or ethical and aesthetic standards of today's life force artists to choose the extreme forms and strategies of art?

Tolerance in arts - it is good or bad?

Can the dialogue of the artist and the viewer, only in the "aesthetic of beauty", solve the problems of human existence in modern society?

19.00 Vernissage of Julia Bezshtanko's exhibition "INSIDE"

19.30 - 21.00 Performances of Julia Bezshtanko and free creative association "Stomogu" (Andrei Fedotov - video, Nicholay Brezhinsky - sound design)

The curator of the project: Svetlana Shlyapnikova - senior staff scientist of the Chelyabinsk Regional Museum of Arts, art director of gallery of contemporary art "N"

The exhibition is in the Picture Gallery at:
ul. Truda, 92 A, municipal transport stop "Opera Theatre"

Working time: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00-17:30,
day off - Monday.
Tel.: +7 (351) 266-3817

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Art Director - Svetlana Shlyapnikova
Gallery Director - Dmitry Latukhi