On June 12th, the Independence Day of Russia, the festival together with one of its main partners, the State Tretyakov Gallery prepared an extensive program "Native Art / Art of Native Land. The last century" which was presented at Triumfalnaya Square. Alexander Oleshko became the host of the evening. The program consisted of the three parts: a set-out, a lecture hall and a concert conduct in the open air, after all the long-awaited summer is in!
The attitude to the fine arts of the twentieth century is changing rapidly today. We re-examine and re-discover not only individual artists, but even the whole directions. The Tretyakov Gallery goes to the streets of the city to make the art of this period closer and more accessible. The exhibition at the monument to Vladimir Mayakovsky presented reproductions of paintings - the most striking works of every decade of the twentieth century including Vasily Kandinsky, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Natalia Goncharova, Kazimir Malevich, Tahir Salakhov. The facade of the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall was decorated by the posters with illustrations for the exhibition of the State Tretyakov Gallery "Native Art / Art of Native Land. Last century". And the book stall next to the monument to Mayakovsky offered books dedicated to the certain periods of the XX century.
The music program of the festival was opened by the Moscow Jazz Orchestra conducted by Igor Butman. The well-known art critic Sergei Fofanov, a member of the department of the newest trends of the State Tretyakov Gallery, spoke about the phenomenon of perception of fine art in Russia through the "Native Speech" school textbook - after all, many generations of our compatriots got acquainted with the basics of Russian literature through it. Dmitry Bak, general director of the State Literary Museum, delivered a lecture entitled “The Centennial Path of Russian Literature. The XX century”. A well-known music critic Artem Vargaftik told the audience about the brightest musical discoveries of the last century within "Native music. The XX century" lecture.
A concert of the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under maestro Pavel Kogan rounded off the event. The Concerto No. 1 for violin and orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovich, the orchestral poem "Dreams" by Alexander Skryabin, Waltz from music to the drama of the Lermontov's "Masquerade" by Aram Khachaturian, "Waltz" from the ballet "Cinderella" by Sergei Prokofiev were performed.