The “On This Side” exhibition of the Saint Petersburg artist Dmitry Ivashintsov took place in the Alvar Aalto Library on January 10-30, 2018. The exposition featured Dmitry's paintings and graphic artworks. In addition, some books of his design were on display. The exhibition took place in the gallery of the library auditorium. Later Dmitry Ivashintsov spoke in the auditorium hall, where he presented his books, many of which are in the library collection.
The Alvar Aalto Library is the central city library of Vyborg (Finnish: Viipuri, Russian: Выборг), built in 1933–1935 by the project of the great Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. The Vyborg library has become one of the most famous examples of Finnish functionalism, a model for many library buildings across the world, and one of the key monuments of the world modernist architecture of the 1930s. The careful restoration of the Alvar Aalto Library was complete in 2014.
The opening reception of the exhibition of Dmitry Ivashintsov in the Alvar Aalto Library took place on January 10, 2018 and was shown on local television.