Forming Citizens for a New Era: Soviet Children’s Books and their Reception in Europe

December 6, 2022

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Normal Admission Ticket: $15 Customers & Students: Cost-free

This discuss will take a look at the radically ground breaking structure of children’s textbooks that designed in the fledgling Soviet point out between 1918 and 1932. Integrating text and image, these books portrayed the daily life of ordinary persons in a dynamic modernist graphic language that sought to inspire youthful minds to get an active portion in constructing a new society. Starting up in the 1920s, Soviet children’s textbooks had been routinely revealed in Europe, inspiring many progressive artists, including Bruno Munari.

Masha Chlenova, PhD, is an art historian and curator dependent in New York Town. She held curatorial positions at the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Artwork, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. She has posted greatly on Soviet and European avant-garde, which includes in the journal Oct, in edited guides, and in exhibition catalogs revealed by the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, Tate Modern, Royal Academy of Arts, Centre Pompidou and Muzeum Sztuki. Among the exhibitions she structured in New York was Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, held at the International Print Middle NY in 2017. Most not too long ago she curated a major exhibition entitled Encounters: Russian and Soviet Artwork Across the Borders, 1910-1990 for the Muchmuseet in Oslo. Scheduled to open up in February 2023, this exhibition turned unthinkable adhering to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Chlenova teaches artwork history at Eugene Lang Higher education of Liberal Arts at The New University.

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