Young artists gather around the MAKARONKA art center, which is supported by the DON Contemporary Art Foundation. The foundation was established in 2014 by Evgeny Samoylov, who previously founded the commercial art gallery 16th Line. However, he soon realized that it was necessary to develop the local art scene to sell contemporary art. To this end, he drew up a list of young Rostov artists to whom he offered support, as well as launching a publishing program. The foundation’s publications include The 2000s (2016, a book about contemporary figures on the Rostov art scene; the disc K8 and the cassettes Monochrome Rainbow for Tape, and Solemn by the artist and experimental musician Alexander Selivanov. The foundation shows large-scale non-commercial exhibitions, including Sergei Sapozhnikov’s solo project The Drama Machine (2016, organized with the support of Gazprom Private Banking. MAKARONKA houses еру Theater 18+, directed by Yuri Muravitsky, and the creative laboratory Turnichki, founded in the spring of 2013 by curator Leyly Aslanova, artist Daniil Epifanov, and the art group SITO. The laboratory aims to develop the local art community through exhibitions, performances, lectures, and discussions. SITO (headed by Dmitry Tsupko) is known for actions during which artists installed their paintings on the streets, provoking criticism both from conservative academic circles (“a lack of respect for artists’ work”) and from contemporary Rostov artists (“a poorly developed relationship with viewers”.) Regular participants in MAKARONKA exhibitions include Irina Grabkova, Aleksei Eroshenko, Marianna Shprayzer, Daniil Epifanov, Tanya Glama, Stas Ekimenko, Vadim Murin, Albert Pogorelkin, Alexey Khamov, Masha Bogoraz, Inna Fedorova, Elena Lapko, Alexander Selivanov, and the art group Belka & Strelka.