Aleksandr Rodchenko "Innovator of the Russian Avant-Garde"

Ginza Graphic Gallery

poster for Aleksandr Rodchenko "Innovator of the Russian Avant-Garde"

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We are pleased to present an exhibition by Aleksandr Rodchenko, the hero of the Russian avant-garde who came into sudden prominence while intensively experiencing the 1917 Russian Revolution. The revolution not only affected politics and economics but extended to all aspects of daily life, society, and culture, and even to the world of art. Rodchenko, one of the leaders of the revolutionary art movement, later known as the Russian avant-garde, eagerly applied his talents to various fields including sculpture, architecture, interior design, furniture, graphics, and photography. In every field, Rodchenko's works expresses his strong desire to experiment.

Our exhibition focuses on the daring and innovative graphics he created within a short period from around the time of the Russian Revolution to the late 1920’s, and also his unique photography dating from 1924, which adopts a technique called “perspective foreshortening”. The 157 exhibited works include graphics (both originals and prints), advertising posters, collages and photographs, all of which were selected from the valuable collection of Mr. Aleksandr Lavrentiev, the grandson of the great master. The exhibition highlights the essence of Rodchenko, the man who had the greatest influence on the 20th century graphic design scene.

[Image: (C) Kijuro Yahagi]



From 2012-03-02 To 2012-03-27
Until 18:00 on Saturdays



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Revisiting Revolutionary Roots

Celebrating the avant-garde graphic design work of Aleksandr Rodchenko

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