He invites Dogu Bankov to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War



Dogu Bankov returned from a virtual member of the Kaunas community of artists. On Sunday afternoon, his new exhibition, "I'm the enemy you killed, my friend," was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

This exhibition is based on the texts that the British composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) used for the 1962 Symphony "War Requiem" which he created the divorce of Coventry Cathedral.

37 Creative images of Dog Banks extend the text without directly burdening it. Even references to the Bible that have been "taken from time" to show that wrath and hatred are not limited to world wars, but also relate to our everyday existence.

"War Requiem" accompanies two different types of texts: the Latin Missa for Defunctis (Mass for the Deceded) and some of the poetry of Wilfred Owen War written in English. These two texts are mutually inconsistent with the content. The Lady Mass explains the tradition of believing in the unity of the afterlife with God in paradise and W. Owen in his poems talks about life experiences or death in dungeons, where he lost hope that God is merciful. The poet wrote poetry at the age of 25. At that time he served in the army. Shown just before November 11, 1918, by signing a truce.

W. Owen's poetry was neither popular nor known – only five poems of poetry were published in life. W. Owen's war poetry became much more known during and after the Second World War, and many of his other works were censored or unpublished until the 1980s. It was due to the hints of homosexual love that supposed the subtext that the poet himself is homosexual.

Requiem includes soprano, tenor, baritone, mixed choir, boys choir and symphonic orchestra. Brittany wanted soloists from three different countries – Russia, Britain and Germany. These musicians were selected: soprano – Galina Vishnevskaya (SSRS); Tenor – Sir Peter Pears (British Empire, Brittany Life Companion) and baritone – Dietrich Fisher-Dieskeu (Germany). Moscow, however, replied that the artist of the USSR could not appear in the same place as the German representative. Brittany does not give up. Already in January 1963 he made his "War Requiem" by his selected artists in London.


What? The exhibition "I am the enemy that you, my friend, killed."

Where? Muzeum A.Žmuidzinavičiových works and collections (V.Putvinskio 64).

When? Opening – 11 November 14 pm The exhibition will be held until January 27, 2019.


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