"Outside of time / But to the point". The exhibition to the 80th anniversary of Yevgeny Malakhin (B. U. Kashkin)
The poet, artist and musician Yevgeny Malakhin (1938-2005), well-known as Kashkin, would have turned 80 years old in September. The new exhibition at the Museum of naive art is dedicated to this anniversary. Starting to engage in creativity in the 1970s, at first – in parallel to the career of an engineer, and then – completely immersed in artistic activity, Malakhin showed himself in various directions – from experimental photography to street art and performance. He was remembered as a bright extraordinary personality, breaking the established boundaries in art and life.
In the Ekaterinburg museum of Fine Arts works created by Kashkin and his colleagues from the informal society «Kartinnik» were shown repeatedly both during the artist's life and after his departure. For example, halls of the Ekaterinburg museum of Fine Arts became the platform to the paintings from the series «Warm summer 93 – the Epic» on which they were first presented to the public at a large exhibition «The magic reality. Primitive art of the Urals and Siberia» in December 1993. However, the museum collection was supplemented with works of Malakhin and «Kartinnik» only in the past few years – thanks to the gifts of Evgeny Roizman, Evgeny Fateev and Sverdlovsk’s regional universal scientific library of V. G. Belinsky (with the assistance of Yaroslav Minullin). Today the museum's collection includes about 130 items that reflect different periods of Eugene Malakhin’s creativity. There are a unique photobooks of the 1970s, wooden reliefs from the series «Iconoplastica», the famous «moral and domestic boards», paper and wooden books of artist. These and other exhibits will be presented at the anniversary exhibition. The exhibition will be supplemented by rare archival photographs of Nikolai Bochenin, who captured Eugene Malakhin in different periods of life.
15 September 2018 - 28 October 2018
Rosa Luxemburg str., 18 (Museum of Naive Art)
full price 150 rubles
reduced-fare tickets (pensioners, pupils) 50 rubles