Odessa Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective exhibition of Vladimir Strelnikov "Stone rejected by builders”, To the eightieth anniversary of the author. The exhibition includes works by masters of different periods from the museum's collection, as well as paintings donated by private collectors.
“What was in this stone so that the builders of communism drove it beyond their borders? Probably, his internal structure did not bend under this false system, ”said Vladimir Naumets, a longtime friend and colleague, about Strelnikov in an essay.
Vladimir Strelnikov was born in Odessa in 1939. He graduated from the Odessa Art College. The author is one of the founders and an active participant in the non-conformist movement in Odessa. Since 1979, lives and works in Munich, Germany. The artist emigrated under pressure from the Soviet secret services, who pursued him, including for organizing those same legendary “apartment” exhibitions. Member of numerous exhibitions.