Opening of the exhibition “History of Russian Design 1917–2017”


August 8, 2019 at the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy opened the exhibition “History of Russian Design 1917-2017.”

The exhibition, prepared by the Moscow Design Museum with the support of SIBUR, within the framework of the social investment program “Formula of Good Deeds”, introduces the history of domestic industrial design over a 100-year period – from avant-garde to the present.

The project presents a unique exhibition uniting about a hundred items, some of which can only be seen as copies of those industrial developments that, for various reasons, were not put into production. In addition, the exhibition will be accompanied by an educational program, including informative lectures on the topic of design and architecture, the speakers of which will be well-known metropolitan specialists, as well as a film screening introducing the design of the USSR period.

In the official part of the opening, in addition to specialists from the Voronezh and Moscow museums, representatives of such organizations as the Department of Culture of the Voronezh Region, the Department for the Development of Entrepreneurship, the Consumer Market and Innovation Policy of the Voronezh City Administration and PJSC SIBUR Holding took part.

It was noted that design is one of the relevant topics in modern life, and it is especially pleasant that the exhibition represents domestic achievements in this area. Undoubtedly, the exhibition will be a great success, it will be interesting not only to residents and visitors of the city, but also to professional professionals.

Many warm words were expressed to the organizers of the exhibition, its curators, the host country in the face of the art museum, thanks to which the exhibition not only arrived in the capital of the Black Earth Region, but also makes it possible to visit the exposition and all educational events held within its framework, free of charge.

At the end of the official part of the opening, all those present could become participants in the curatorial tour conducted by design historian Olga Druzhinina. In addition, guests of the exhibition were provided with special booklets with a detailed description of the project and its exhibits.

The exhibition runs until August 29th.