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A Slap in the Face of Public Taste: The Art of the Russian Avant-Garde – A Presentation by Mechella Yezernitskaya
Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$12 â€“ $15
The Museum of Russian Art is proud to present:
A Slap in the Face of Public Taste – The Art of the Russian Avant-Garde
A Presentation by Mechella Yezernitskaya, Bryn Mawr College
This talk will explore visual and literary cultural production in avant-garde painting, posters, illustrated books, theatre, and film from the late Imperial to the early Soviet periods in Russia. Artists and poets collaborated in a variety of media, styles, and movementsâ€”including Neo-Primitivism, Cubo-Futurism, Suprematism, and Constructivismâ€”that arose in Russiaâ€™s tumultuous wartime and revolutionary years. By examining works by artistsÂ Vladimir Mayakovsky, Kazimir Malevich, Olga Rozanova, Natalia Goncharova, and Aleksei Kruchenykh, among others, this richly illustrated talk reveals the wide-ranging artistic and literary forms and concepts that were spearheaded during Russiaâ€™s transformational years.
Doors will open at 5:45pm – Presentation will begin at 6:30pm, Q&A will follow the presentation
TICKETS: Â TMORA Members Â $12 Â | Â General Admission Â $15
Featured Image:Â Airplanes over the City, from the portfolioÂ Voina(War), linocuts by Olga Rozanova and poetry by Aleksei Kruchenykh, 1916. Â Linocut and collage on paper. Â Museum of Modern Art, New York.
About the presenter:Â
Mechella Yezernitskaya is a New York-based art historian and curator. She is currently a PhD candidate in the History of Art at Bryn Mawr College writing her dissertation on wartime visual and literary culture of the Russian and Soviet avant-gardes. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the New York Public Library and the Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences at Bryn Mawr College. She has also held curatorial positions in several institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA. Most recently, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, she co-curated the exhibitionsÂ Beyond Boundaries: Feminine FormsÂ in 2017-2018,Â Infinite Spaces: Rediscovering PAFAâ€™s Permanent CollectionÂ in 2018, andÂ SWARM.Â in 2018. Mechella has published her research on Russian and Soviet art and collecting inÂ Baltic WorldsandÂ Oxford Art Onlineas well as essays in exhibition catalogues.