New York

“The Russian Revolution in Art—3”

Rosa Esman Gallery in collaboration with Adler/Castillo, Inc.

The more examples there are of early 20th-century Russian avant-garde art hanging in one place, the better it all looks. This group show of work from 1914 to 1925 includes familiar names from the pioneering generation (Alexandra Exter, Kasimir Malevich, Liubov Popova), a few of their younger colleagues (El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodchenko), and others who have become best known for their relationships with Malevich (Vassily Ermilov and Ivan Kliun, who reflected Malevich’s influence at different stages of their own careers, and a few of his more orthodox Suprematist followers among the Unovis group—Nikolai Suetin, Ilya Chashnik.)

The kinds of esthetic, formalist investigation, that were of concern to this group—involving relational studies of colors, lines, and planes, in addition to practical design-related problems, including book design and theater work—can be gleaned from the 26 examples

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