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Moderna Museet Malmo announces Russian Avant-Garde – Visions of a Future

Moderna Museet Malmo announces Russian Avant-Garde – Visions of a Future an exhibition on view 14 September 2013–12 January 2014.

Russian Avant-Garde – Visions of a Future highlights several of the main tendencies that emerged in Russia at the time, such as Constructivism and Suprematism. The exhibition demonstrates how the new radical art was used as an ideological tool to create a new world, but it also presents artists who were opposed to art in the service of the state.

Naturally, Vladimir Tatlin’s visionary project, the model for a monument for the Third International, Tatlin’s Tower, will be featured, along with Kazimir Malevich’s Black and White. Suprematist Composition—both of which are being shown in the Öresund region for the first time. The multi-faceted Alexander Rodchenko is highlighted in the exhibition, especially for his work in revolutionising the art of photography. Key works by Lyubov Popova, Alexandra Exter and Wassily Kandinsky, and, above all, by the Swedish pioneer of abstraction, Hilma af Klint, will also be shown.

The exhibition also includes many propaganda posters, and avant-garde films such as the critically acclaimed Battleship Potemkin by Sergey Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera, and a unique portfolio of Soviet periodicals that have never before been shown.

Moderna Museet Malmö
Gasverksgatan 22
Malmö, Sweden
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–6pm