Gallery Elena Shchukina launches Project, a new zero-commission exhibition of contemporary art.

A reflection of the changing role of the art gallery today, Project is a platform for international emerging and established contemporary artists to showcase their work and present it directly to the public. Continuing Gallery Elena Shchukina's programme of exhibitions that are accessible to everyone, Project offers visitors the unique opportunity to meet the artists and buy artworks directly from their creators. A series of talks, events, and performances will support the exhibition and enrich visitor's experience.

Opening on 25th May, Project inaugural edition will be a ten-day exhibition dedicated to abstract drawings and paintings exploring themes of change and transformation.

Change is the positive driving force of Project 2017. From the sublimation of concrete form into pure thought, to the unfolding of personal relationships and memories, all the works exhibited carry within them the promise of creativity and the potential for something new.

Looking at the work of twelve international contemporary artists, Project 2017 is interested in drawing links between artists whose work, through the formal language of abstraction, expresses the transformative processes and aims that lead to its making.

Participating Artists: Lulwa Al-Khalifa. Lindsay Bardwil, Terry Beard, Ai Campbell, Hermione Carline, Jason Haufe, Mark Lloyd, Lulu Manasseh, Caia Matheson, Mukesh Shah, Lisa Sharpe, Lindsay Terhorst North