previews

  • Aleksandr Rodchenko, Novyi Lef, nos. 8–9, 1927, ink on paper, 8 15/16 x 6 1/16".

    Aleksandr Rodchenko and Liubov Popova

    Tate Modern
    Bankside
    February 12 - May 17

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
    Calle de Santa Isabel, 52
    October 19 - January 31

    Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art
    21 Kolokotroni Street, Moni Lazariston
    June 18 - September 20

    Curated by Margarita Tupitsyn

    Though the Russian avant-garde’s commitment to interdisciplinarity arguably exceeded contemporary notions of multimedia practice, exhibitions of Constructivist art today tend to examine the period by way of gender, medium, or a single artist’s output. This show cuts across categories by presenting diverse works by two of the movement’s most influential practitioners, revealing the aesthetic currents that shaped their various projects from 1917 to 1929. The approximately 350 objects on view will include Liubov Popova’s textile designs and canvases from her early Painterly Architectonic series, Aleksandr Rodchenko’s iconic cinema posters, the artists’ costume and set designs, and their respective contributions to the landmark 1921 show “5x5=25.”