Second tour of David Burliuk


Second tour of David Burliuk

An exhibition dedicated to the work of the great David Burliuk will be held at the Museum of Odesa  Modern Art from 04/18/17 to 05/30/17.

From January 15 to 19, 1914, the scandal that everyone was waiting for with bated breath did not take place in Odesa. The tour of the legendary (in modern terminology “odious”) futurists David Burliuk, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Vasily Kamensky turned out to be an excellent performance by talented, young and, therefore, brave poets.

Time passed and over the course of 5 years, David Burliuk, who created both this tour and Russian futurism itself, traveled alone and in the company of his friends, poets and artists, almost the entire disintegrating Russia, leaving behind centers of new art.

In 1920, the artist Burliuk conquered Japan (by the way, together with Viktor Palmov, in the future one of the most famous Ukrainian avant-garde artists) and created another futuristic center there. However, he did not intend to linger too long under the rising sun, and in 1922 he ended up in the USA, where he spent the remaining 45 years, becoming a completely successful and respectable artist, creating a recognizable, somewhat naive world.

Throughout his emigrant life, David Burliuk dreamed of returning to his homeland, or at least visiting it freely. It is not for nothing that Ukrainian rural landscapes, Cossack Mamai and Marusya in Khustochka regularly appeared in his works. However, Soviet culture did not need it. And only at the end of the twentieth century did Burliuk return to his homeland.

On April 18, 2017, the second tour of David Burliuk will begin in Odesa, at the Museum of Odesa Modern Art. It will last quite a long time – until May 30. But, unfortunately, there will be no scandal again.

Well-known collectors Evgeny Demenk and the Voloshun family will present more than 50 works by the artist, mainly from the 40s and 50s. The exhibition will be decorated with rare works from the beginning of the century. Negotiations are underway to exhibit unique works from the Japanese period. Various archival materials illustrating the vivid biography of David Burliuk will also be exhibited.


The opening of the exhibition “Second Tour of David Burlyuk” will take place on April 18 at 5:00 p.m. at the Museum of Odesa Modern Art at the address: str. Belinsky, 5.

The exhibition will run from April 18 to May 30, 2017.