Museum of Odessa Modern Art

The Museum of Odessa Modern Art was created on 2008 by a young businessman, intellectual and patron of the arts, V.Morokhovsky. It is based on the renowned collector M.Knobel’s unique collection of the masters of the second wave of the Odessa avant-garde. This collection has been considerably enlarged and complemented with other authors’works.  The pride of the Museum are the halls dedicated to the non-conformist art of Odessa; a special hall dedicated to the legendary “fence”exhibition of Valentin Khrushch and Stanislav Sychev that laid the foundation, in 1967, of the history of exhibitions which couldn’t be allowed in the USSR, and a reproduction of an apartment exhibition of the 1970s nonconformists. No less interesting are the halls that reflect the revolutionary events in the art of Odessa in the 1980s and 90s :the formation within the Odessa underground of a group of conceptualists and of “South-Russian trans-avant-garde”.