A Revolutionary Impulse
The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde
03 Dec 2016 - 12 Mar 2017
December 3, 2016–March 12, 2017. IN2369.49. Photograph by Robert Gerhardt.
Coinciding with the centennial of the Russian Revolution, this exhibition examines key developments in the conception of Cubo-Futurism, Suprematism, Transrational Language, and Constructivism, as well as avant-garde film and photomontage. The remarkable sense of creative urgency, radical cross-fertilization, and synthesis within the visual arts—as well as aspirations among the Russian avant-garde to affect unprecedented sociopolitical transformation—wielded an influence on modes of art production in the 20th century and changed the course of modern history.
Organized by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography and Sarah Suzuki, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints; with Hillary Reder, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints.