Kirill Pankratov (neznaika_nalune) wrote,
Kirill Pankratov


Статья Виктора Ерофеева в International Herald Trubune:

As in the early 20th century, when the Russian avant-garde took the lead in global art, Russian art of the late 20th century displayed a remarkable blossoming. It gave the world richly diverse works: paintings, collages, installations, photographs. The innovation and creativity attracted attention in many Western countries. Hundreds, if not thousands of exhibitions were mounted, contributing a positive image of Russia in the world. Now, it seems, we have to talk about this in the past tense.

The scandal over a major exhibition of Russian Sots Art that recently opened in Paris with the best intention of displaying the latest achievements in Russian art may be a sign of a lamentable shift...

(via maratguelman)

Оказывается все 90-е годы у нас был небывалый расцвет искусства, которым восхищался весь мир и который создавал необыкновенно позитивный образ России. А мужики-то не знают. По-моему был действительно всплеск моды в начале 90-х на советское и русское искусство - в основном авангард начала 20-го века и позднесоветского времени, 70-80-х. Иногда и соцреализм в моду входил. Но потом слегка завяло.

Я человек от искусства далёкий, конечно, но не помню чтобы выставки каких-нибудь "синих носов" и прочих собакочеловечков и им подобных упоминались в общемировой прессе именно в качестве искусства, помимо скандалов связанных с ними.

И, кстати, я чего-то не понимаю - утверждается что это "запрещённое" искусство, отцензурированное государством. Вообще-то никакого запрета нет. Всего лишь несколько картин вне взяли на одну выставку. Поскольку это организуется государственным музеем (Третьяковкой), вполне естественно что государство (в частности, Министерство Культуры) имеет некоторый вес в определении состава экспозиции. Но никто не запрещает разместить эти картины на какой-нибудь другой выставке, по другим каналам.

Такими темпами к "запрещённому искусству" будет отнесено всё что не рекомендовано для обязательного посещения всеми учащимися 7-го класса с отменой уроков на время экскурсии.

Кстати, Ерофеев (и его брательник, который организатор выставки) - у нас что культурное елитко? Про него лучше всего написал в рецензии на Амазон.цом мой друг детства Саша Сураев sashha:

Victor Erofeev is a son of Soviet diplomats stationed for a long time in Paris where he had access to the forbidden fruit of uncensored reading and the attributes of western lifestyle. When he appeared in Moscow in the early perestroika smelling of French cologne, clad in unseen-before jackets, a frondeur almost untouched by the Soviet ideology speaking of De Sade and Celine it was only a matter of time for him to become one of the cultural newsmakers.

But he was not satisfied with the role of occassionally scribbling libertine, famous for the much-publicized debauchery and condescending lecturing on previously unaccessible authors. He decided that he is a writer and he got lucky.

He took the Russian Beauty's manuscript to one of the French publishing houses where Nabokov's grandson Ivan looked through the pages and told his secretary to bury the schlock. But the bad taste got the second chance to triumph. An American writer's wife got Nabokov's job to escape from the housewife's frustrations. The lady took the pulp from the wastebasket, looked through it and liked what she saw. The book was published in the West when anything Russian was the current rage. Perestroika...Glasnost...Remember?

Westerners consider Victor Erofeev a genuine article, a voice from Russia. And the fact that the text is full of these -"I stood on all fours and he entered me from behind" passages instead of the usual brooding and soul-searching expected from a Russian book hinted on some commercial possibilities.

And here in Russia we adore the compatriots whose art is acknowledged by the Western cultural establishment. The domestic publications were guaranteed.

So now we have the writer. And I do not know any real person who reads Victor Erofeev. I've tried, some of my friends tried - we all came to conclusion it's 100% garbage.

This situation is best illustrated with this anecdote: When asked for his opinion on the Napoleonic War hero, the Hussar poet Denis Davydov, Alexander Pushkin said: - Poets think he is a great soldier while soldiers think he is a great poet.

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