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Constructivism in Early 20th-Century Soviet Photography

Friday 13 October 2017

The director of the Moscow House of Photography at the MAMM, curator of Alexander Rodchenko’s exhibition The Industrial World, author of several books on Russian photography and curator of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, proposes a unique insight into the work of the photographers of Russian Constructivism.

Starting from the images by Alexander Rodchenko, Olga Sviblova looks at the work of many Soviet authors from the 1930s, showing how their aesthetics, characterised by diagonal foreshortenings and unexpected compositions, reflected the multiplicity of visions and the intersection of disciplines typical of Constructivism, a movement that involved all arts, from architecture to design, from literature to visual arts.