Messages by the Russian Avant-Garde : Sent to the Future

Faculty/Professorship: Slavic Art and Cultural Studies 
Author(s): Raev, Ada
Title of the compilation: Revolutionary! : Russian Avant-Garde Art from the Vladimir Tsarenkov Collection
Editors: Mössinger, Ingrid; Milde, Brigitta
Corporate Body: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
Publisher Information: Dresden : Sandstein Verlag
Year of publication: 2017
Pages: 16-28
ISBN: 978-3-95498-300-1
Language(s): English
Ausstellungskatalog / Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, 11.12.2016-12.03.2017, Chemnitz
Between 1905 and 1920 Russia was convulsed by revolutions, war and civil war. At the same time a young generation of artists ventured a new beginning. In exhibitions and publications they cooperated with the Western European avant-garde and developed artistic approaches of their own like Cubo-Futurism and Suprematism. The London collection of Vladimir Tsarenkov illustrates the aesthetic revolt and utopian social ambitions of these upstarts in paintings, drawings and prints - by Natalia Goncharova, Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Deineka and many other major artists - as well as in designs for applied art. Among the collection's highlights are its numerous high-quality porcelains from the period with constructivist or agitprop decor.
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Year of publication: 26. April 2017