Exhibition ’Blockade of Leningrad in Photos’ in the Sochi Art Museum automatic translate
с 29 Апреля
по 31 Мая
Сочинский художественный музей
Курортный проспект, 51.
Among the photos of this exhibition are even pictures of smiling people, people working, hurrying on business, not noticing dead bodies on the roadside. And it’s not the cruelty of those who pass by-they have fallen into that inner space of the war, where there is already no death and life, the familiar coordinates of human existence, and time is calculated in a different way. Every midday is marked by a day bombardment of the city, midnight - by night. Where the care of domestic needs becomes congenial to the philosophical comprehension of truth, and the occupation of science is beyond the bounds of insanity, which causes respect to those who are still alive.
The Great Patriotic War and Victory in it became for our Motherland a great feat and test, the event that still lives today in the people’s memory. The blockade of Leningrad is the heroic and tragic page of the Great Patriotic War, which is experienced as a personal event by a large number of people. More than will be with time. Still alive are the heroes of the lifting of the blockade, the defenders of the lines of Leningrad and the townspeople who survived 900 days in the ring of the blockade - this exhibition is devoted to them.
In Leningrad, during the blockade, more than 700,000 people died. In this city, absolutely doomed from the point of view of even the physiological capabilities of man (in the winter of 1941-1942 the rate of bread distribution ranged between 125 and 500 grams per day, in the winter of 1942-1943 - between 300 and 500 grams, and, except for bread, there was already nothing), there were survival rules: those who helped helped survive, cared for the last of their energy, heated, fed their loved ones, who spent precious calories on the physical efforts of the struggle. The city burned books, furniture. But all the most valuable libraries and museums survived, statues of parks were buried in the ground, some of the precious cultural treasures were exported. In the city there was apathy and patriotism, work in the shop of people who tied themselves to the machines so as not to fall from hunger, and the «sweet» life of a narrow circle of people involved in the distribution of food. In the city, the idealists died of hunger at meetings and workplaces, and cynics collected collections of ancient paintings. In this city they ate deceased neighbors and nursed the dying, giving them their bread. In the besieged Leningrad, there were many levels of parallel lives.
Vasily Fedoseev. 15-year-old Vera Tikhova, whose father and two brothers are fighting at the front, is a good qualified turner of the 3rd class. For a 6-hour working day, it fulfills 1.5 norms. The specialty was acquired at the factory, where one of her brothers worked before the war. August 1943. Central State Archive of Film and Photo Documents of St. Petersburg
«The internal space of the war. The Blockade of Leningrad in Photographs «is an exhibition of documentary photography, among its authors there are well-known Soviet photographers working for the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS), such as Vsevolod Tarasevich, Boris Kudoyarov, and photographers of the Leningrad press of the times of that war, for example, the father of the poet Joseph Brodsky, Alexander Brodsky, as well as unknown authors. Among the photographs are familiar, repeatedly published in Soviet times, as well as those that were declassified twenty years ago. Some of the pictures appear in the exhibition for the first time in front of the general public.
The visual series of the exhibition - 150 archive photographs - is tragic and prosaic at the same time. But we must remember this story, and to look at these pictures is inspired by the knowledge that the people who were imprinted on them still survived. Not all, but at least half of those Leningraders who remained in the city for 900 days in the ring of the blockade.
The blockade of Leningrad lasted from September 8, 1941 to January 27, 1944.
In the signatures to many photographs, information that was published together with photographs during the war years is preserved.
In October-December 2003 the exhibition was shown at the National Museum of Slovakia, Bratislava. In January-February 2004 - in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia. In April 2005 - in the House of Sciences of Man, Paris, France. In April-May 2006 - in the Samara Regional Art Museum, Russia. In May-June 2010 - in Allen Center, Houston, USA. In August 2012 - in the Center for Contemporary Culture «Recoleta», Buenos Aires, Argentina. In February-March 2013 - in the Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve them. E.D. Felitsyna, Russia. In January-February 2014 - in the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, Moscow.
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