Exhibition "Place under the sun. Benkov / Feshin" automatic translate
с 5 Июня
по 24 Сентября
Музей русского импрессионизма
Ленинградский проспект, д. 15, стр. 11
June 5, 2019 in the Museum of Russian Impressionism opens the exhibition “Place under the sun. Benkov / Feshin ". After more than 90 years, the works of Pavel Benkov and Nikolay Feshin - talented artists and friends, whose life on “before” and “after” has been divided by emigration forever - will be presented together again. After the revolution, the civil war, the upheavals, diseases, and hunger, each of them was looking for his place in the sun, where he could freely create. And each decided in his own way the question “Leave or stay?”: Nikolay Feshin emigrated to the United States, and Pavel Benkov, who remained at home, settled in Uzbekistan.
The exhibition "Place in the sun. Benkov / Feshin "The East will meet with the West. The spring acacias of Samarkand will be close to the noisy waves of the Californian coast. The eastern bazaars and minarets of old Bukhara are next to rich still lifes and genre scenes in New York apartments. The traditional way of the Uzbeks against the background of houses with drinking water and urban canal channels is next to the contrasting, colorful life of the Indians of North America.
The State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan, the State Museum of Oriental Art, the Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts (NIMRAH) and 10 private collectors take part in the project.
The exhibition will be divided into three time blocks: the pre-revolutionary period, the American period of Nikolai Feshin and the Uzbek period of Pavel Benkov. The paintings of the American and Uzbek blocs will complement the unique footage of the documentary chronicles of the 20s and 30s of the 20th century, which will allow you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the era. And two difficult and dramatic destinies of talented artists, full of tragic twists and turns of creativity, will be reflected in a giant timeline on a separate wall in the exhibition space.
Three paintings from different periods will become bright accents of the exposition: “Katenka” by Nikolai Feshin (1912, oil on canvas, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts), “The Khiva Girl” by Pavel Benkov (1931, oil on canvas, GTG) and “Portrait of a Taos Girl »Nikolay Feshin (1930, canvas, small, private collection, Moscow). Each canvas will be equipped with a “tactile interactive”: the installation will combine a plaster copy of the painting, a flask with an aroma-association, and a physical object related to the topic of work. The unusual format of the museum interactive is a logical continuation of the inclusive program. Several canvases in the permanent exhibition of the museum are equipped with flasks with aromas and tactile mock-ups for blind and visually impaired visitors. Inclusive panels at the exhibition “Place under the sun. Benkov / Feshin ”will arouse interest among visitors of all ages.
The theme of traveling in different countries will be the main in the educational programs of the museum during the exhibition. On traditional excursions, museum guides will tell about a series of incredible events in the life of the main characters of the Benkov and Feshin exhibitions, and how the art of each has changed under the influence of new places. For children, a quest game has been developed, during which kids will be introduced to the characters of paintings by artists, to the national traditions of the USA, Russia and Uzbekistan at the beginning of the 20th century. And the main surprise of the program will be the Indian game puheocheo.
The exhibition will be released catalog "Place under the sun. Benkov / Feshin ”with an overview of the creative work of artists, scientific articles by art historians and historians. And the audio guide to the exposition for the mobile application of the museum will be voiced by the actor of the Sovremennik Theater Shamil Khamatov. After the exhibition opens, a video guide in Russian sign language will appear in the application.
Updates are waiting for the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Russian Impressionism. In the framework of the special project “Brodsky and Kostandi” from the Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts (St. Petersburg), the paintings of Geese (1911, oil on canvas) and Isaac Brodsky “Portrait of L. D. Burliuk” (1906) will arrive, canvas, oil). The canvas will be exhibited from June 5 to September 24, 2019. The goal of the program is to expand the impression of impressionism in Russian art and to tell about Russian museums and their collections to the Moscow public. The project was launched by the Museum of Russian Impressionism in 2018.