In 2018, the first joint exhibition of Bob Basset and Gamlet Zinkivskyi, Objects, took place in the Yermilov Centre in the artists’ native city Kharkiv, Ukraine. More than 2,000 people visited the exhibition during the first weekend, and more than 15,000 people visited during the whole run making it the most visited exhibition in the history of the art center at the time.
The exhibition was created in the “ready-made” style which is aimed at “bringing the object from non-artistic space to the artistic and changing the perception of it.” Bob Basset presented nineteen leather masks and a steampunk dog. Their “Secret Room” video was displayed. Visitors could “try on” some of Bob Basset masks via a unique construction of mirrors with holes in them etched by amalgam that allowed people looking at them to see their bodies and Bob Basset masks instead of their faces – the first time Petrov displayed his masks in this way. Another exhibition area allowed people to shoot an art object from a rifle as a part of a social experiment. A Bob Basset mask and two of Zinkivskyi’s graphic portraits were the targets. Later, the same year, Bob Basset and Zinkivskyi presented the exhibition in the Art Jump gallery, in Poltava, Ukraine.