P. BENKOV AND N. FESHIN 18/01/2019 automatic translate
с 4 Июня
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Музей русского импрессионизма
Ленинградский проспект, д. 15, стр. 11
The beginning of the XX century, Kazan. In the art school there are two talented students - Pavel Benkov and Nikolai Feshin. They become friends, they both successfully graduate from college, go to Petersburg together, and enter the Academy of Arts there. After studying at the Academy, both return to Kazan, begin to teach themselves at the same school that they graduated from. Circles are formed around them, all the students of the school are now divided into “Benkovtsy” and “Fescine”.
Then the revolution, followed by a civil war, a difficult time. Nikolai Feshin decides to emigrate to the United States. On the eve of his departure, he has a dispute with Benkov, who exclaims:
- You will be lost there!
“And you will be lost here,” Feshin replies.
The dramaturgy of the exhibition at the Museum of Russian Impressionism was built around this dispute and the further fate of the heroes. In one way or another, the question “Leave or stay?” Is at this time confronting all the intelligentsia, this is a global question. Using the example of two artists with a very similar start, we will be able to see what happened in the first and second cases. The exhibition will not give a clear answer. The viewer will make the decision himself.