December 9, 2023


Arts Eternal

Forming Residents for a New Period: Soviet Kids’s Books and their Reception in Europe

December 6, 2022

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Normal Admission Ticket: $15; Members & College students: Free

This discuss will look at the radically revolutionary design of youngsters’s books that developed within the fledgling Soviet state between 1918 and 1932. Integrating textual content and picture, these books portrayed the lifetime of peculiar individuals in a dynamic modernist graphic language that sought to encourage younger minds to take an energetic half in constructing a brand new society. Beginning within the Nineteen Twenties, Soviet kids’s books had been repeatedly proven in Europe, inspiring many revolutionary artists, together with Bruno Munari.

Masha Chlenova, PhD, is an artwork historian and curator primarily based in New York Metropolis. She held curatorial positions on the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Fashionable Artwork, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. She has printed broadly on Soviet and European avant-garde, together with within the journal October, in edited books, and in exhibition catalogs printed by the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, Tate Fashionable, Royal Academy of Arts, Centre Pompidou and Muzeum Sztuki. Among the many exhibitions she organized in New York was Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, held on the Worldwide Print Heart NY in 2017. Most just lately she curated a serious exhibition entitled Encounters: Russian and Soviet Artwork Throughout the Borders, 1910-1990 for the Muchmuseet in Oslo. Scheduled to open in February 2023, this exhibition grew to become unthinkable following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Chlenova teaches artwork historical past at Eugene Lang Faculty of Liberal Arts at The New Faculty.

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