The Two Hemispheres: Art & Contemporary Permanent Exhibition
The Two Hemispheres: Art & Contemporary Permanent Exhibition is Open at the Perutsky’s Theater-Gallery
On April 12, the Public Art has inaugurated the Two Hemispheres: Art & Contemporary exhibition. In collaboration with the creative workshop of Elena Kovalchuk and the Perutsky’s Theater-Gallery, we have turned the first floor of the theater into a conceptual art space in a short time.
Our main goal was to show visitors the whole diversity of art, to reveal its facets, to draw attention to the works of young Odessa artists. The exhibition space is clearly divided in half; it is a classic school of painting against catchy, modern one. But this was not an attempt at comparison; this idea rather shows that one is impossible without the other. Rethinking the classics—we create a new one.
During the ten days of the exhibition, we observed the reaction of visitors. And the results were a pleasant surprise. Residents of Odessa like to be surprised, in some ways, even to be shocked. Contemporary art arouses their keen interest. And this once again proved to us that we are doing our job for good reason—Odessa will certainly become the center of contemporary art in Ukraine!
When everything in the world becomes more and more disposable, temporary, people pay attention to objects of art and understand that, investing in them, they buy not just a thing, but a whole story. Inspired by this idea, we have decided to hold the first theater auction at the exhibition, which took place on April 19 at 5:00 p.m. The host Alexander Perutsky, with his inherent humor and professionalism, has prepared the participants for the upcoming action. The fierce bidding began, and it turned out that all those present were not alien to the perception of contemporary art. According to the auction tradition, we do not disclose the names of the winners, but we note that all the lots that participated in the auction have been sold. Also, one lot has exceeded the estimate by 12 times, which was a record. The proceeds went to support aspiring artists and actors.
Art likes to surprise and we like to do this, too! Having rethought all the unlimited experience of organizing the exhibition, it was decided to create something completely new. This is a symbiosis of the exhibition gallery and theater. We want as many people as possible to touch art, and we don’t want to hide it. Therefore, we make the exhibition permanent! And we are waiting for you at: 71 Kanatnaya Street, every day from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We are waiting for you at st. Kanatnaya, 71, every day from 14 to 19.