Russia in Europe – Europe in Russia. On the Occasion of the 200th birthday of Ivan Turgenev
Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) is one of the great writers of world literature. On the occasion of his 200th birthday we discuss his topicality, address intercultural processes, and describe conflicts between Russia and Europe in the past and in the present.
The exhibition's range of subjects illustrates the philosophical issues of Turgenev's time in relation to his most famous works such as Fathers and Sons (1862). One part of the exhibition focusses on the legendary dispute between the “westerner” Turgenev and the “slavophile” Dostoevskij, which took place in Baden-Baden in 1867, and their debate about the future of Russia, which is still relevant today. The focal point of the exhibition is Turgenev as a self-confessed European and as a “networker” with widespread pathways of friendships, acquaintances, and business connections across national and cultural borders.
Lichtentaler Allee 10
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