This summer, the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts is hosting an exhibition «Yelovoy and the Surroundings», dedicated to the cultural scene of Yekaterinburg in the late 1980s – early 2000s and the process of emergence of contemporary art in the region.
Part of the exhibit tells the story of participation of the Ural and Siberian artists in the «Eurocon 1» and «Eurocon 2» art festivals, organized by the Zurich artist, researcher of the underground art, Mark Divo in 1995 in Zurich and 1996 in Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk. The festivals made a significant impact on the development of the Ural contemporary art. The audience will be able to see the archival documents of these festivals including photographs, posters, brochures, etc.
On August 19 – August 21, Mark Divo will host a public talk to share the curious, unknown and rare details of the history of interaction between the Swiss and early post-Soviet underground art scenes and will give a lecture «On the Need for Collective Art».
Photo: (c) markdivo.com