Ruki Matsumoto Collection “Seeking Utopia: Russian Avant-garde and Soviet Modernism in Posters”

Setagaya Art Museum

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The collection of Ruki Matsumoto (1946-2012), a designer and creator of the fashion brand Ba-tsu, includes many posters from the Russian Revolution. This exhibition showcases approximately 180 posters created by renowned artists such as Vassily Kandinsky and Kasimir Malevich, as well as Russian avant-garde designers including the Sternberg brothers and Alexander Rodchenko. It gives a broad view of the diversity of poster art that flowered during a period of dramatic change in Russian society.

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Setagaya Design School
A series of lectures on avant-garde Russian posters. (In Japanese)
The Language of Russian Avant-garde Design
Date: Oct. 11 (Sat)
The Typography of Russian Avant-garde Design
Date: Oct. 19 (Sun)
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Date: Nov. 2 (Sun)
Iconography and Methods of Propoganda
Date: Nov. 15 (Sat) 16:00-17:00
Times: 16:00-17:00 each session.

Art and Drama Workshop (in Japanese)
This series dramatizes people’s encounters with art. What kinds of drama will Russian posters produce?
Instructor: Akira Kashiwagi (dramatist, NPO Engeki Hyakkaten director)
Date: Nov. 16 (Sun) 13:00-18:00
Participants: 15 (first-come basis, ages 10 & up)
Admission: ¥500 for teenagers, ¥2000 for ages 20 & over
Reservations required.
Please see the museum’s website for details and reservations.

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from September 30, 2014 to November 24, 2014

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