September 13 in the exhibition hall of VOKhM them. I.N. Kramskoy, the grand opening of two exhibitions of the X International Platonov Festival of Arts took place.
Exhibitions “Alexander Drevin and Nadezhda Udaltsova. Painting, graphics “and” Mikhail Prekhner. Photo avant-garde of the 1930s ”were the first events of the festival program.
In her welcoming speech, the head of the department of culture of the Voronezh region, Maria Mazur, noted the importance of the festival for the city, its expectation, especially in the current conditions and restrictions associated with the topic of a pandemic.
The artistic director of the festival, Mikhail Bychkov, expressed his gratitude to everyone who took an active part in the preparation of the festival program and contributed to the festival taking place in 2020.
Director of the Voronezh Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy Olga Ryabchikova presented exhibition projects and emphasized that thanks to the Platonov Festival, Voronezh residents and guests of the city have a unique opportunity to see works from the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the Tula Museum of Fine Arts, most of which are usually kept in museum stores.
Alisa Lyubimova, a leading researcher of the painting department of the second half of the 19th – early 21st centuries of the State Russian Museum, was the guest of honor at the opening. She spoke about the life and work of artists Alexander Drevin and Nadezhda Udaltsova, whose paintings and graphic works are presented at the exhibition.
“The exhibition shows that a person born for creativity and art is free,” the specialist noted.
At the ceremony, a letter from the granddaughter of A. Drevin and N. Udaltsova Ekaterina Drevina was read out, who congratulated everyone on the opening of the exhibition and shared some facts from the biographies of famous relatives. It was noted that E.A. Drevin is also connected with Platonovfest by the fact that she and her husband K. Yasinovsky regularly visit the family dacha, where Andrei Platonovich Platonov himself repeatedly visited in the late 30s and postwar 40s.
Festival exhibitions will run until October 4, 2020.