The Orenburg exhibition "Kibalchichi: Father and Son" started working again in Moscow. The exposition was opened on November 20 last year at the Central State Museum of Contemporary History of Russia. However, it had to be closed due to quarantine measures.
The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Mexican monumentalist, master of etching Vladimir Kibalchich (Vladi) and the 130th anniversary of his father, the French-speaking writer Victor Serge. Due to the fact that the work of the museums of the capital resumes from January 22, the exposition is again available for visits.
Visitors to the Presnya branch will be able to see prints, personal belongings, documents and photographs of Vladimir Kibalchich, as well as lifetime editions of Victor Serge's books. All exhibits in the 2000s were brought from Mexico by the Eurasia Charitable Foundation. Now they are the property of the Orenburg Governor's Museum of History and Local Lore and the Orenburg Regional Museum of Fine Arts.
Among the unique exhibits of the Orenburg collection is the typewriter of Leon Trotsky, on which the writer Victor Serge worked on the outskirts of the Mexican capital Cuernavaca. There is also a whole series of drawings and etchings by Vladimir Kibalchich dedicated to the theme of Trotsky's assassination.
Viktor Lvovich Kibalchich (Serge) served his political exile in Orenburg in 1933-36. As a teenager, his son lived with his father on Kavaleriyskaya Street in Vorstadt. The collection of the Orenburg Governor's Museum of History and Local Lore contains several watercolors by the young artist, where he captured this Cossack suburb of Orenburg.