The White Horse Gallery, Private Cultural Foundation – Private Museums of Russia

The White Horse Gallery, Private Cultural Foundation




Krasnodar region

Contact information

Building 44, Vzletnaya Ulitsa, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar Region

Tel.: +7 (918) 317-66-56

E-mail: mail@ninagallery.ru

www.ninagallery.ru

Operating hours

May through September, 11:00 – 19:00; closed on Mondays

October through April, Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 16:00; closed from Monday to Thursday

Ticket price

Adult – 650 rubles

Children (from 6 to 14 years old) – 350 rubles

Children (under 6 years old) – free

The price for workshops depends on skills and is subject to negotiation

Founder, Owner, Director of the Museum

Nina Borisovna Nikiforova, Laureate of the French National Terra de Femmes Prize – Women’s Land 2011; Finalist of the National Crystal Compass 2017 Prize of the Russian Geographical Society in the Civic Stand nomination; multiple participant in the World’s Waste from Art Festival (Baku, Azerbaijan); author of the book “A sharp turn, or vaccination against old age”; founder, director, gallery artist, and author of all the works presented in it

Founded

2017

About museum

Nina Nikiforova, a doctor by profession and author of art works made of waste products, was always worried about the wasteful practices of people towards nature and its resources. In 2006, after the first successful exhibition of her works, characterized by their positive and aesthetic appeal, the unusual White Horse family gallery opened in the resort town of Gelendzhik. Nina Nikifirova developed her own path in the fine arts that was called “Waste-Magic-Art”, which is a variation of the famous field of Trash Art. It differs in a way that the viewer, as a rule, contemplating a work in this style and comprehending the philosophical meaning laid down by the author, not only receives positive emotions, but also begins to think about environmental issues, marveling at the amazing transformation of waste into beauty. The mission of the White Horse Gallery is to restore harmony with nature, turning something that destroys it into a work of art.

The collection of artworks by Nina Nikoforova, numbering about a thousand, includes paintings, assemblages, collages, sculptures, architectural forms, interior items, and souvenirs. The gallery’s exposition is located in a vivid corner of the resort city (the Blue Bay area) and covers an area of about 600 square meters: part under the open sky, in the shade of Pitsunda pine trees, as well as in the summer pavilion and in the exhibition hall, behind the glass partition of which is the artist’s studio, where workshops are held.