September 15, 2017 an opening of the exhibition “Central square of the town:
chronicle pages” of author’s works of a well-known photojournalist, special
correspondent of the regional newspaper “Narodne slovo”, Merited Journalist of Ukraine
I.M.Demchuk took place in O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum. The exhibition was opened
within the initiated by the museum art project “At the crossroads of Elisavethrad –
Kirovohrad Streets” to Day of the Town. The project is aimed at presentation of the town
streets in photographs, showing succession of architectural language from the days of the
town foundation till the modern time as an indissoluble history of construction of an
integral urban environment, reproducing life of the dwellers and guest of the town, in
order to excite curiosity in general public for studying their past.
The exhibition presents more than 30 colour photographs of the central square
of Kropyvnytskyi which appears as world where dwellers, keeping historical past and
searching a way out of complex labyrinths of the present, create the future of Ukraine.
Exposition is completed with format photoinstallations-collages created by the leading
researcher of the museum, Merited Artist of Ukraine A.M.Nadezhdin. The
photoinstallations-collages are a kind of chronicle of the history of the central square
of the town, which at first was a town avenue, in the Soviet times and until recently had
the name of a communist figure Kirov, and now is named after Heroes of Maidan.
A prepared by the museum theme booklet “Central square of the town:
chronicle pages” was presented during the exhibition opening.
The first visitors of the exhibition were youth – students of Art and Graphic Department
of Art Faculty of Central Ukrainian State Pedagogical University named after Volodymyr
Vynnychenko – and it is rather symbolic, because the future of our town and country is
in their hands. “I adored this awesome and wonderful exhibition about our native town.
It is rather unique and peculiar, and its architecture fascinates each dweller. I love my
town!” – such an optimistic note was left in the Guest book by a young artist