Ukraine. Une Donation Contemporaine
We continue revealing the collection in Pompidou: Odesa artists
Oleg Sokolov (1919-1990) – an artist, poet, and pioneer of Odessa's avant-garde, who preceded the famous "thaw" and began experimenting with the visualisation of music, poetry, philosophy, and mathematics in the 1950s. Continuing the traditions of Kandinsky and Malevich, he explored the synesthetic understanding of color, word and sound.
Serhii Anufriiev (Sergey Anufriev) (b. 1964) – artist, representative of the school of conceptualism, philosopher, musician, writer. The first personal exhibition was held in 1990 in Dusseldorf. In the 2000s, Anufriev developed a new direction in art – patternism.
Oleksandr Rojtburd (1961-2021) – artist, cultural activist, used to be the director of Odessa Fine Arts Museum. He is considered to be one of the founders of Ukrainian postmodernism. Rojtburd is one of the most important representatives of the Ukrainian New Wave and co-founder of the theoretical group of the Ukrainian Transavantgarde.
Volodymyr Naumets (b.1945) – painter, graphic artist, author of videos, performances, works of monumental art. His creativity is an example of the post-avant-garde of the image creation from the depths, the idea of being in the contexts of modern secular and sacred culture. In the 70s was involved into conducting informal «apartment» exhibitions in Odesa.
Leonid Voitsekhov (b.1955-2018) Ukrainian art theorist, painter, graphic artist, author of actions, performances, installations, representative of conceptualism. In the early 70s he created semi-mythical pop art objects "fluxuses", developed his iconic project "Niagara Fountain", consisting of plans and engineering designs for the transformation of Niagara Falls into a huge fountain
Viktor Ratushny (1952-2020) Odesa photographer, who believed that in the age of digital photography the uniqueness of photographic work was still in shooting on film and created his artworks by means of old technology. Film in the hands of the artist miraculously “came to life”.
Alexander (Oleksandr) Shevchuk (b.1960) is one of the brightest Ukrainian artists of the 1990s, working with photography. An Odesan who, without vulgarity, could express any thought with the help of nudity. Shevchuk refers to both female and male nudity. In his early photographs, the body is usually androgynous, “sculpted”, the artist often makes references to mythology and the ancient world.