17.05 - 18.06.2013
Program: [Context of the visual]
Place: National Centre for Contemporary Arts, exhibition hall
Mayakovsky as Ivan Nova. ("Not for money born"). Moscow. 1918
Mayakovsky and international avant-garde art in documents and film footage
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE STATE MAYAKOVSKY MUSEUM
Curators: Galina Antipova, Vitaly Patsyukov
Works by: David Burlyuk, Dziga Vertov, Robert Delaunay, René Clair, Lev Kuleshov, Fernand Léger, El Lisitsky, Lazslo Moholy-Nagy, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Rodchenko, Hans Richter, Walter Ruttmann, Sergey Eisenstein, as well as videoprojects, installations and books by graduates of the A.M. Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia, Marina Chernikova, Piotr Zhukov, T Group, Maria Yakunina, Viktor Goppe, Valery Korchagin, Viktor Lukin
Opening on Thursday, May 16, 7 pm
Tour around the exhibition with Eugenia Balantseva: Thursday, June 13, 7 pm
Curators of the KINO-FOTO-LYUDOGUS exhibition aim at uncovering the connection between two major art forms – photography and cinema – in the culture of the 20th century international avant-garde art. Works by avant-garde artists who directly worked with these art forms will be presented at first and the exhibition’s central figure will be Vladimir Mayakovsky. The poet’s art practice and political essays, aimed at reinstating a new aesthetic, will be presented trough original materials such as manuscripts, photographs, documents, print publications from the State Mayakovsky Museum holdings.
The structure of the exhibition is formed to follow Mayakovsky’s travel route across cities in Russia, Europe, United States and Latin America. The Lyudogus character invented by Mayakovsky - a creature with a “tall neck”, one that “sees above all”, “sees only what is most important” – is transferred to the poet himself as an observant traveler, peeking into epicenters of global culture, capturing leading culture trends of his time like a photo or video camera.
Besides works by G. Klutsis, V. Kulagin, L. Lisitsky, F. Léger, P. Picasso, A. Rodchenko, D. Burlyuk, R. Delaunay, films by S. Eisenstein, L. Kuleshov, V. Pudovkin, W. Ruttmann, H. Richter, R. Clair, photographs by L. Moholy-Nagy, LEF, New LEF and The Thing magazines and others, the project will also feature film footage by directors M. Antonioni, B. Bertolucci, P.Garrel, A. Wajda, K. Marker.
Works by contemporary artists Marina Chernikova, Piotr Zhukov, Maria Yakunina, Valery Korchagin, Viktor Lukin, Viktor Goppe, T Group, and students of the Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia illustrate
Under support of: