Avant-garde world exhibitions


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Current exhibitions

2002 > 2006

Alexander Rodchenko: Photography Is Art - Moscow
November 3 - November 29, 2006
Central Manezh Exhibition Hall
The exhibition includes such well-known works as his photo collage of Vladimir Mayakovsky and posters for the 1924 documentary "Kino-Eye." But it also includes less prominent works that his grandson, Alexander Lavrentyev, hopes will offer a fresh look at the man behind the lens.
http://context.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2006/11/03/102.html
Kasimir Malevich - Barcelona
March 3 - June 25, 2006
La Pedrera
http://www.lapedreraeducacio.org/
Kasimir Malevich - Bilbao
July 10 - September 10, 2006
Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao
For the first time in Spain, the exhibition gathers over one hundred works by Kasimir Malevich (Kiev, 1879–Saint Petersburg, 1935), the founder of suprematism and one of the key figures in the European avant-garde. Among the institutions which have collaborated on the project are the Russian State Museum of Saint Petersburg, the Tretyakov Gallery of Moscow and the National Museum of Modern Art - the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris.
http://www.museobilbao.com/
From Kandinsky to Tatlin - Bonn (Germany)
August 24 - October 29, 2006
Kunst Museum [GoogleMaps]
http://kunstmuseum.bonn.de/
Avant-gardes from Poland - Le Cateau-Cambrésis (France)
July 1st - October 1st, 2006
Musée Matisse
Relationship between polish artists (mainly Wladyslaw Strzeminski and his wife Katarzyna Kobro) from the 20s and Malevich.
http://wportail.cg59.fr/conseil59/annexe/matisse/actualites.htm#POLONAISES (in French)
Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World - Bielefeld (Germany)
June 25 - October 6, 2006
Kunsthalle Bielefeld [GoogleMaps]
This visually stunning exhibition is a long overdue opportunity to rediscover two pioneers of Modernism: German-born Josef Albers and Hungarian-born Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Though their careers overlapped for barely five years, when both taught at the Bauhaus, their creative visions shared a number of concerns. These include an emphasis on experimentation, the subversion of traditional boundaries between high and applied art and a Utopian belief in art as a force for positive social change.
http://www.kunsthalle-bielefeld.de/
Writing and Photography in the Avant Garde Czech Republic - Valencia (Spain)
July 27- September 24, 2006
MUVIM
The exhibition centres round the graphic works that emerged in Czechoslovakia between the years 1918 and 1940. It was not in vain that this new republic, after the First World War, arose with an exemplary spirit and a vocation fully touched by modernity. In this sense the artists and writers, dedicated to the researching of the new artistic languages, in the most diverse fields of the formal and communicative operating capacity, knew how to back up, with their respective creative means, a democratic political philosophy, with a solid opening of sights set towards industry, publicity, art or social action.
http://www.comunitatvalenciana.com/
Theateroktober - Antwerp (Belgium)
August 24 - September 24, 2006
deSingel International Kunstcentrum
In 1920 "Theatrical October!" was the programmatic slogan of the newly appointed head of the Theatrical Department at the People's Commissariat of Education, Vsevolod E. Meyerhold. He not only demanded a revolution of the theatre, he also insisted on a theatre of the revolution, that would overcome the borderlines between art, life and politics. At the DŸsseldorf Theatre Museum the Theatre Collection of Cologne University presents for the first time its exceptional stock of objects reflecting the internationally celebrated postrevolutionary Soviet theatre.
The core of the exibition is formed by twenty true-to-scale set-models, some of them even lighted. Due to a unique exchange of stage and fine arts the models' esthetical and technical appeal is still unbroken today. Alongside cubistic and constructivistic set-designs by avantgarde-artists like Liubov Popova, Alexander Vesnin or the Brothers Stenberg for productions by such widely constrating directors as Meyerhold, Alexander Y. Tairov or Evgeny B. Vachtangov there are also less famous sets from the agit-theatre and the Proletkult organization of the workers-, farmers- and soldiers-theatre on display.
The models are complemented by fifty theatre photographies, which give an impression of the newly found and implemented ways of dramatic expression such as Meyerhold's biomechanic or Tairov's emotional gesture.
http://www.desingel.be
Kandinsky's Bauhaus Music Room - Strasbourg (France)
June 16 - September 24, 2006
Musée d'art moderne
Kandinsky created a large ceramic music room for the section showing the work of the Bauhaus school at the "Grosse Berliner Bauaustellung" in March 1931. It was destroyed at the end of the exhibition, but reconstructed in 1975 based on the original gouaches for the Artcurial Gallery (founded by the L’Oréal group). It is now spectacularly represented in the permanent collection rooms of the Strasbourg Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, to accompany the rooms celebrating the decor of the Café de l'Aubette from 1928.
http://www.musees-strasbourg.org/F/musees/mamcs/mamcs.html
M.H. Maxy, a Romanian avant-gardist - Rotterdam
June 24 - September 24, 2006
Kunsthal Rotterdam
M.H. Maxy (1895 - 1971) is regarded as one of the foremost representatives of the Romanian avant-garde. As part of the Dada movement, he made his debut in 1916, going on to pursue a career as a painter, a designer of book covers and stage designs as well as a book illustrator, a theoretician and director of the Academy/Artelor Decorative (similar to the Bauhaus) and the State Museum of Art in Bucharest. He contributes both images and texts to Romanian magazines such as Contimporanul, 75 HP, Punct, Integral and Unu, and takes part in various key exhibitions. His later work is constructivist and cubist in style.
http://www.kunsthal.nl/
From Kandinsky to Tatlin - Schwerin (Germany)
May 13 - August 13, 2006
Staatliches Museum Schwerin [GoogleMaps]
http://www.museum-schwerin.de/museum/aktuell/ausst.htm
Canon of suprematism: Malevich, Suetin, Chashnik, Ermilov - Moscow
July 19 - August 5, 2006
Gary Tatintsian Gallery
An exhibition of these works, which have long become icons of Suprematism, provides an opportunity to establish the role of each artist in the philosophical-artistic system they had created. Were Suetin and Chashnik only pupils and followers of “the great guru and messiah”, however talented, or were they equal co-founders and creators with their individual profiles and original talents? In what way the ideas expressed by the Suprematists on paper influenced their monumental forms?
This exhibition has become a visual demonstration of the influence exerted by the work of the Suprematists on the formation of the new artistic canon which revealed itself later in the American minimal art and the movement “neo-geo”. The echoes of Malevich’s Manifesto, such as “zero form”, “the great nothing”, “the end of the beginning”, are reflected in the works of Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and Andy Warhol, in Gerhard Richter’s “Mirror” (pure canvases called “Suprematist Mirror” reflecting Nothing). Without a doubt such a powerful source will produce further results in the 21st century as well.
http://www.tatintsian.com/
Velimir Chlebnikov - Ridgefield (USA)
May 21 - July 20, 2006
Aldrich Museum Of Contemporary Art
http://www.aldrichart.org/
Modernism: Designing a new world 1914-1939 - London
April 6 - July 23, 2006
Victoria and Albert Museum
At the beginning of the twenty-first century our relationship to Modernism is complex. The built environment that we live in today was largely shaped by Modernism. The buildings we inhabit, the chairs we sit on, the graphic design that surrounds us have all been created by the aesthetics and the ideology of Modernist design. We live in an era that still identifies itself in terms of Modernism, as post-Modernist or even post-post-Modernist.
Modernism: Designing A New World is the first exhibition to explore the concept of Modernism in depth, rather than restricting itself, as previous exhibitions have, to particular geographical centres or to individual decades. Many forms of art and design are represented in the show. But as befits a period when the debates surrounding how people should live took centre stage, the exhibition focuses on architecture and design. The exhibition concentrates on the years 1914-39. Europe and, to a lesser extent, America are the focus but the reach of Modernism is demonstrated by selected exhibits or projects from different parts of the world.
http://www.vam.ac.uk/
Rodchenko and contemporaries - Russian Photography 1917-1945 - Rotterdam
April 22 - July 2, 2006
Kunsthal Rotterdam
A survey of the development of Russian photography with works from one of the largest private collections, ranging from Rodchenko's pioneering avant-garde to social realism. Constructivist shots and reports are displayed alongside propaganda photographs. Subjects such as industrialisation, the collectivisation of agriculture, architecture, politics, the development of new cities, parades and demonstrations, preparations for war and World War Two present a comprehensive picture of the far-reaching consequences of communism in the Soviet Union.
http://www.kunsthal.nl/
Romagna Futurista - San Marino
April 13 - June 18, 2006
Museo di San Francesco
A show on Futurism centred upon Umberto Boccioni. Hosting it is the Republic of San Marino in the freshly restored rooms of the Museo San Francesco, from April 13 to Jun 18, 2006. The exhibition Romagna Futurista will feature works by Boccioni and Balla, Ginna and Corra, Mario Guido Dal Monte, Giannetto Malmerendi, plus sculpture and ceramics by Leonardo Castellani and ceramics from the Gatti and Ortolani workshops, as well as literary manifestos, poems, books, original musical scores.
Italia Nova - An Adventure in Italian Art, 1900-1950 - Paris
April 5, 2006 - July 3rd, 2006
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais
Concentrating on Italian painting and sculpture during the first half of the 20th century, Italia Nova invites visitors to discover or rediscover a whole section of European art from this period which is still little known in France. The exhibition is well timed, coming after Melancholy. Genius and Madness in the West, which included two works by de Chirico and one by Sironi, and during the celebration of the centenary of the death of Cezanne, who was so important to many artists in the Italian avant-garde movements (de Chirico and Morandi in particular).
Some hundred and twenty works highlight the most significant Italian artistic movements: Futurism, Metaphysical Painting, Magical Realism and the Novecento movement, as well as the most conceptual works of the 50s. Alongside famous works by de Chirico, Morandi, Fontana or Burri are paintings and sculptures of artists much less often exhibited in France: Balla, Boccioni, Carrà, Casorati, Campigli, Depero, Martini, Prampolini, Severini, Sironi, Savinio, … and special homage is paid to Morandi.
hhttp://www.rmn.fr/italia-nova/03anglais/index.html
Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World - London
March 9 - June 4, 2006
Tate Modern
This visually stunning exhibition is a long overdue opportunity to rediscover two pioneers of Modernism: German-born Josef Albers and Hungarian-born L‡szl— Moholy-Nagy. Though their careers overlapped for barely five years, when both taught at the Bauhaus, their creative visions shared a number of concerns. These include an emphasis on experimentation, the subversion of traditional boundaries between high and applied art and a Utopian belief in art as a force for positive social change.
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/
Cosmos & Contruction. Works from the R. & H. Batliner Art Foundation - Salzburg (Austria)
January 21 - July 9, 2006
Museum der Moderne Salzburg
With a focus on artistic works from Russian modern art in the collection of the R. & H. Batliner Art Foundation images from the dawn of the 20th century are shown which mark the awakening of Russian art in its reflexion of the European avant-gardes as well as its specific benefits in the development of abstract art.
http://www.museumdermoderne.at/
Metropolis - The Avant-Gardes’ Vision of the City 1910-1920 - Torino (Italia)
February 4 - June 4, 2006
GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
The subject of the city, as interpreted in works by Pablo Picasso, Umberto Boccioni, Fernand Léger, Carlo Carrà, Gino Severini, Paul Klee, Georg Grosz, Robert Delaunay, Max Weber, Mario Sironi, Albert Gleizes, August Macke, Ludwig Kirchner, Lyonel Feininger, Joseph Stella, John Marin, and Alexandra Exter, amongst others, is viewed in five sections which examine the various themes taken up by the Avant-garde movements in relation to city life in the early twentieth century. The vision of the Avant-gardes was modified by a perceptive experience which was as accelerated as it was fragmentary and manifold. Technological progress (the speed of transport with trams, cars and underground railways, the introduction of electric lighting, and the simultaneity of radio communications) gave rise to new artistic visions, ranging from the spatial dislocations of the Cubists to the simultaneity of dynamic interpenetration in the Futurists and the tensions and distortions of the Expressionists.
http://www.gamtorino.it
Natalia Goncharova: Mystical Images of War - Amherst (USA)
February 10 - June 4, 2006
Mead Art Museum
One of the so-called “Amazons of the avant-garde,” Russian artist Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) combined folk art traditions, traditional religious imagery, and modernist abstraction in her pioneering art work. Her album of prints, The Mystical Images of War (1914) represents one of the first visual responses to the outbreak of the first World War in epic, religious, and apocalyptic terms. Following avant-garde artistic traditions, these are simple, direct images that invite viewer participation and response.
http://www.amherst.edu/~mead/exhibitions/
Theateroktober - Düsseldorf (Germany)
April 2 - May 28, 2006
TheaterMuseum
In 1920 "Theatrical October!" was the programmatic slogan of the newly appointed head of the Theatrical Department at the People's Commissariat of Education, Vsevolod E. Meyerhold. He not only demanded a revolution of the theatre, he also insisted on a theatre of the revolution, that would overcome the borderlines between art, life and politics. At the DŸsseldorf Theatre Museum the Theatre Collection of Cologne University presents for the first time its exceptional stock of objects reflecting the internationally celebrated postrevolutionary Soviet theatre.
The core of the exibition is formed by twenty true-to-scale set-models, some of them even lighted. Due to a unique exchange of stage and fine arts the models' esthetical and technical appeal is still unbroken today. Alongside cubistic and constructivistic set-designs by avantgarde-artists like Liubov Popova, Alexander Vesnin or the Brothers Stenberg for productions by such widely constrating directors as Meyerhold, Alexander Y. Tairov or Evgeny B. Vachtangov there are also less famous sets from the agit-theatre and the Proletkult organization of the workers-, farmers- and soldiers-theatre on display.
The models are complemented by fifty theatre photographies, which give an impression of the newly found and implemented ways of dramatic expression such as Meyerhold's biomechanic or Tairov's emotional gesture.
http://www.duesseldorf.de/theatermuseum (in German)
Tempo, Tempo! The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt - Harvard
March 11 - May 21, 2006
The Busch-Reisinger Museum
Marianne Brandt (1893-1983) is celebrated for her iconic metalwork designs for the Bauhaus, including teapots, ashtrays, and bowls. Much less well known are her witty and incisive photomontages, created in the mid-1920s and early 1930s, in which she drew on the vast array of visual material made available by the period's burgeoning illustrated press.
This pioneering exhibition of over 30 works from European and American public and private collections for the first time brings together all but a handful of Brandt's visually dynamic and intriguing investigations of technology, gender roles, and entertainment culture. Photomontage is increasingly recognized as a quintessentially modern medium, and this exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to discover, enjoy, and evaluate an overlooked body of work by one of Germany's leading artists during the Weimar Republic.
http://www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/
Russian Avant-gardes - Madrid
February 14 - May 14, 2006
Museo Thyssen Bornemisza
During the early decades of the 20th century, Imperial Russia – soon to become the Soviet Union – underwent a profound social transformation. A series of poets and painters adopted radically open viewpoints, formulating a totally new type of artistic language with the intention of opening the way onto a new world. Exhibitions, manifestos and theoretical declarations all passionately promoted their new ideas, while the Russian art scene saw the successive rise of numerous avant-garde movements, some based on foreign influence, such as Cubo-futurism and Rayonnism, and others forged within the new, revolutionary Russia, such as Suprematism and Constructivism. The present exhibition offers an overall synthesis of this period, from 1907 to 1935, featuring a broad and varied selection of works and artistic trends, from painting and sculpture to photography, graphic design and the applied arts.
http://www.museothyssen.org/
Moscow - The Architecture and Urban Planning of Konstantin Mel’nikov 1921-1937 - Wien
February 16 - April 13, 2006
Ringturm Exhibition Centre
The Russian Revolution of October 1917 was followed by a phase of radical artistic and cultural activity that constitutes one of the most interesting periods in 20th-century architecture. Konstantin Mel’nikov made a significant contribution to this exciting period. From deceptively simple exhibition pavilions via his own highly unusual house in the form of a double cylinder to major urban planning projects, his striking architecture is among the most creative of all architectural achievements. Architecture in The Ringtum presents a survey of Mel’nikov’s key works in the form of models, photographs and plans.
http://www.staedtische.co.at/
Facets of Cubism - Boston
December 05, 2005 - April 16, 2006
Museum of Fine Arts
“Facets of Cubism” is a family affair: several major private collectors are lending rarely seen masterpieces to honor Irving Rabb and his late wife, Dolly, Great Benefactors of the MFA whose longstanding desire has been that Cubist artworks be on public view in Boston. The exhibition, which focuses on Cubism’s flowering in France up until 1920, includes outstanding paintings and sculptures and is particularly rich in works on paper.
http://www.mfa.org
Karl Waldmann & Russian contructivism - Brussels
November 12, 2005 - March 5, 2006
120 works of this mysterious artist. Probably born in the penultimate decade of the 19th century in Dresden and died in 1958 in the USSR (in a working camp), Karl Waldamm was one of constructivism's last discoveries and surely a very important one. It is only after the fall of the Berlin Wall that people rediscovered him through 50 of his works.After extensive research, his works were traced in Italy, Belgium, France, Ukraine and the US. There were 800 works dating from 1915 to the 50’s, most of which are collages or photomontages.
Formally Waldman’s art is very heteroclite, as it has never confounded itself with a unique movement. His early pieces are abstract but soon after, his other works turn to echo constructivism, Dadaism and even surrealism. The forms derived from constructivism, with a destruction of the classical image, VERB! in a dynamic vision. But the state of mind of the photomontages is close to the Dadaists by the will of integration of the social facts of his time in an acid and politic vision.
http://www.pascalpolar.be/
Aleksander Rodchenko - Spatial Constructions - Wien
October 26, 2005 - February 26, 2006
In the early 1920s, Alexandr Rodchenko (1891–1956), one of the co-founders of constructivism, experimented with twodimensional surfaces and their extension into three-dimensional space. He designed freely floating constructions, kinetic sculptures made of cardboard and wood, but he also explored the possibilities of simply placing pieces of massive squared timber, which he produced with his students at the state art school WCHUTEMAS in Moscow, into a three-dimensional space. He was averse to exhibiting these geometrical abstract works during his lifetime, feeling that their radicalism would make excessive demands on the public. In spite of this – or perhaps because of it – these experiments are among the most outstanding moments in the history of the Russian avant-garde. Because Rodchenko destroyed his constructions after documenting them in photographs, they can be seen today only in the form of replicas. The MAK now presents a selection of these, in conjunction with the Rodchenko Society of Moscow and the MUAR (Shusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow).
http://www.mak.at/
Gustavs Klucis (1895-1938) - Strasbourg (France)
November 18, 2005 - February 26, 2006
Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg
The Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art present the works of Latvian artist Gustavs Klutsis. This is the first retrospective of this artist's work hosted in France, and it will feature over a hundred works and other documents (photographs, posters, architectural designs, watercolours) dating from the period between the two World Wars. All exhibits come from the rich collections of the Latvian Fine Arts Museum.
http://www.musees-strasbourg.org/F/ART_MOD.HTML
Kubismus im Korridor - Rupf Collection - Bern
December 2, 2005 - Februar 26, 2006
Kunstmuseum Bern
http://www.kunstmuseumbern.ch/
Soviet movie posters from 1920s and 1930s - Moscow
December 19, 2005 - January 12, 2006
Moscow Modern Art Museum
The exposition consists of more than 150 works, between constructivism, avant-garde film art and modern photography.
http://www.mmsi.ru/
Russian Avant-Garde 1900-1935 - Brussels
October 5, 2005 - January 22, 2006
Palais des Beaux-Arts
Based on modernity and abstraction, an exceptional movement stirred up the Russian artistic world: the first Russian Avant-Garde movement appeared as early as 1907 in opposition to Naturalism and the Symbolist reverie. At that time, Russian artists were among the most audacious instigators of the changes that shaped 20th century art.
The exhibition in Brussels will approach the movement in all its amplitude in order to establish a dialogue between paintings, sculptures, reliefs, craftwork, stage sets and costumes, short films, photographs, photo collages, architectural projects, posters… For the first time, the movement will be placed within a larger historical context. The exhibition will retrace its exceptional history, from its origins up to the mid 30’s and will thereby be a testimony to the parallel or concurrent evolution towards Soviet Realism, whose dogma was promulgated in 1932.
The State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg) and the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow) will lend the majority of the works displayed during this exhibition, while a dozen less famous provincial museums will provide less well-known works which are often quite surprising. Several international museums will also contribute to this vast project.
http://www.europalia.be/
Light and colour in Russian Avant Garde - Thessaloniki
September 8, 2005 - February 5, 2006
State Museum of Contemporary Art
The exhibition includes 350 works from 60 artists, spanning the entire range of Russian Avant Garde, from 1900-1943, and is divided into ten sections that present different methods and movements: from the examination of monochromatic works to the liberation of colour and from the depiction of cosmic and metaphysical light to the arrival of technology, the role and function of electricity, photography and cinema. Many of these works will be presented to the public for the first time.
Invaluable archive material, manuscripts, books, photographs, as well as film screenings and reconstructions of installations based on the Costakis Collection, all from the collection of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, will be presented in the framework of the exhibition.
http://www.greekstatemuseum.com
St Petersburg 1900 - Perth
July 9 - October 23
Art Gallery of Western Australia
St Petersburg 1900 features more than 230 works from major artists and movements of that time from the collections of the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg and St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music. Most of the works have not previously been seen outside Russia.
The exhibition highlights the period that led up to and immediately followed the turn of the century in St Petersburg, the imperial capital, and features significant examples of painting, works on paper, decorative arts, illustrated books and artefacts. The importance of theatre during this period is illustrated with costumes, set designs and photography.
http://www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/
Futurism in Sicilia (1914 - 1935) - Taormina (Italy)
May 26 - October 16
Chiesa Del Carmine
The vivid colours and geometric patterns of Futurism during the interwar period in Sicily.
http://www.taormina-arte.com/2005/futurismo/ (in italian)
The Bauhaus at Party (1919-1933) - Barcelona
June 29 - September 4
CaixaForum
http://www.fundacio1.lacaixa.es/ (in spanish)
Juan Gris - Madrid
June 23 - September 19
Reina Sofia Museum
Considered as the most complete to date on the painter José Victorian Gonzalez (Madrid, 1887 - Boulogne-sur-Seine, France, 1927), known as Juan Gris, this exhibition is exceptional for the quality and importance of the works and the rigorous selection carried out as well as for the large number of pieces (250, of which 90 are drawings) from the most important museums and collections worldwide. Though emphasis is placed on his production from the periods of analytic (1910-1915) and synthetic (1915 - 1920) cubism, the stylistic change of his last period is also brought to light.
http://www.museoreinasofia.es/
Circling the Square: Avant-garde Porcelain from Revolutionary Russia - London
November 18 - July 31, 2005
The Hermitage Rooms at Somerset House
This exhibition presents a comprehensive survey of the remarkable avant-garde ceramics produced in St Perersburg's Lomonosov porcelain factory during the years following the Russian Revolution of 1917 and into the 1930s.
Inspired by the promise of a new society, leading artists supplied the factory with bold and innovative designs, often incorporating stirring images and slogans in support of the new regime. In 1923 the factory started producing an extraordinary range of porcelain with purely abstract designs by the Suprematist painter Kazimir Malevich and his students Nicolay Suyetin and Ilya Chashnik.
The exhibition also features an important group of design drawings by the leading Russian artists of the early 20th century, many of which have not been exhibited before.
http://www.hermitagerooms.com
Kazimir Malevich - Roma
April 23, 2005 -July 17, 2005
Museo Del Corso
56 works by Malevich.
http://www.museodelcorso.it
Russian Avant-garde - Perm (Russia)
May 17, 2005 - June 17, 2005
Perm Art Gallery
The exposition features the private collection of Edik Natanov (Germany) and works from the Perm Gallery. Works by Kasimir Malevich, the founding father of suprematism, Lazar Lisitsky, the author of three-dimension suprematic compositions, Lev Bakst, a brilliant theater artist and Serge Diaghilev's companion, and cubist theater artist Alexandra Ekster are presented at the exhibition. Paintings and graphic works by prominent masters of the "left-wing" art Lyubov Popova, Varvara Stepanova and Georgy Yakulov from the collection of the Perm gallery are shown, as well.
more information here or pgallery@perm.raid.ru
See also : "David Burliuk is Back in Perm", an exhibition running at Perm Regional Museum of Local Lore.
Arte e lavoro in Russian Avant-garde - Roma
April 28, 2005 -June 12, 2005
Complesso del Vittoriano
60 works by Malevich, Kliun, Goncharova, Larionov and others from the Tretiakov Gallery in Mocow.
more information here
Light and colour in Russian Avant Garde - Vienna
February 3, 2005 - June 19, 2005
Mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst
The exhibition includes 350 works from 60 artists, spanning the entire range of Russian Avant Garde, from 1900-1943, and is divided into ten sections that present different methods and movements: from the examination of monochromatic works to the liberation of colour and from the depiction of cosmic and metaphysical light to the arrival of technology, the role and function of electricity, photography and cinema. Many of these works will be presented to the public for the first time.
Invaluable archive material, manuscripts, books, photographs, as well as film screenings and reconstructions of installations based on the Costakis Collection, all from the collection of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, will be presented in the framework of the exhibition.
http://www.mumok.at/
Futurism. The Novecento. Abstraction. Italian Art of the 20th century - Moscow
February 4, 2005 -April 10, 2005
Hermitage Museum
This is the first such large-scale exhibition of 20th century Italian art ever shown in Russia and it includes "metaphysical painting," neo-Classicism, Surrealism and neo-Realism. More than 80 paintings show the evolution of Italian art during one of the most important and contradictory periods in the country's history.
http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/
Surviving Suprematism: Lazar Khidekel - Berkeley (USA)
November 15 - March 20, 2005
The Magnes
Lazar Markovich Khidekel (1904-1986) was a student of Marc Chagall, one of the three principal followers of Kazimir Malevich, a pioneer in the visionary avant-garde movement called Suprematism, and, later, the only practicing Suprematist architect. This is the first exhibition that examines Khidekel's career from the years immediately following the Russian revolution to the fall of the Soviet state.
http://www.magnes.org/
Art and Architecture - 1900-2000 - Genoa (Italy)
October 2 - February 13, 2005
Genova Palazzo Ducale
Arti&Architettura 1900-2000 proposes to gather and document the lines that were crossed by artists, directors, designers, writers, photographers in the area of architecture and by architects in the visual arts, disciplines united by the project of a complete aesthetic transformation of reality.
The exhibition will be divided into three parts: the first will be substantially dedicated to architects and artists of the historical Avant-garde from Futurism to Surrealism, up to the post-war period (1900-1950) : Italian futurism, constuctivism and suprematism (Malevich, Leonidov, Rodechenko, Vesnin, Lissitzky, Tatlin, etc.), De Stijl, Bauhaus, etc.
http://www.palazzoducale.genova.it/eng/naviga.asp?pagina=5900
L'estetica della Machina (Esthetics of Machine) - Torino (Italy)
October 30 - January 30, 2005
Palazzo Cavour
Exhibition presenting masterpieces of Italian Futurism of the 1920s and 1930s, with a special section spotlighting the achievements of Turin artists. Works by Giacomo Ballo and Fortunato Depero, among many others
http://www.palazzocavour.it/ita/estetica/estetica.html
ArchiSculpture - Dialogues between Architecture and Sculpture from the 18th century to the present day - Basel (Switzerland)
October 3 - January 30, 2005
Fondation Beyeler
The reciprocal relationship between sculpture and architecture is one of the most exciting artistic phenomena of the twentieth century. Since its birth in the nineteenth century, modern sculpture absorbed key impulses from the history of architecture, such as Aristide Maillol from classicism and Constructivism from Gothic. In the installation art of the 1970s sculpture was even transformed into enterable architecture (Dan Graham), which gave viewers an entirely new perception of their own body. On the other hand, architects began as early as the 1920s to plastically model their buildings (Goetheanum). Contemporary architecture is developing in terms of such definitely sculptural qualities that it sometimes appears to continue the history of sculpture (Frank O. Gehry). On view are 180 objects by 60 artists and 50 architects.
http://www.beyeler.com/
Russian Children's Books - 1920-1940 - Vienna
October 20 - February 2, 2005
MAK Applied Arts
The majority of the Russian children's books presented here begin with "Schili- Byli" ("once upon a time"). The fairy tale world they suggest with these words stands in a crass contradiction to the reality of the period in which they were produced. Writers and illustrators were often prevented from carrying out their profession because of Stalinist repression and were authors and artists of the Russian avant-garde who earned their living in this way. And so Vladimir Lebedev, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevitch, Vladimir Majakovski, Osip Mandelstam, Vladimir Nabokov, Alexander Rodchenko and Leo Tolstoi also dressed up their texts and illustrations with (subtle) criticism of society. On an artistic level the children's books document the history of suprematist and constructivist book art in the Twenties and Thirties.
http://www.mak.at/
Modern/Graphical Europe (1900-1930) - Stuttgart (Germany)
October 10 - January 23, 2005
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Edvard Munch, Gustav Klimt, Rippl-R—nai J—zsef, Vaszary J‡nos, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, Amadeo Modigliani, Berény R—bert, Nemes Lampérth J—zsef, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluf, Erich Heckel, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Uitz Béla, Tihanyi Lajos.
Virtual exhibition : http://www.mng.hu/kiallitasok/idoszaki_kiallitasok/modernizmusok/index.html http://www.staatsgalerie.de
Light and colour in Russian Avant Garde - Berlin
November 3 - January 10, 2005
Martin Gropius Bau
The exhibition includes 350 works from 60 artists, spanning the entire range of Russian Avant Garde, from 1900-1943, and is divided into ten sections that present different methods and movements: from the examination of monochromatic works to the liberation of colour and from the depiction of cosmic and metaphysical light to the arrival of technology, the role and function of electricity, photography and cinema. Many of these works will be presented to the public for the first time.
Invaluable archive material, manuscripts, books, photographs, as well as film screenings and reconstructions of installations based on the Costakis Collection, all from the collection of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, will be presented in the framework of the exhibition.
http://www.gropiusbau.de/
Two women from the Avant-gardes: Alexandra Exter and Liubov Popova - Barcelona
November 2 - December 4, 2004
Galeria Barbia
http://www.artnet.com/Galleries/Exhibitions.asp?G=&gid=172960
Polish Avant-gardes - Mouans-Sartout (France)
October 10 - January 5, 2005
Espace de l'Art Concret
Constructivism and Unism in Poland in the 20s. 50 artworks are exhibited in a castle in the south of France.
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/espace.art.concret/
Cubism: Revolution and Tradition - Ferrara (Italy)
October 3 - January 9, 2005
Fondation Beyeler
As with Impressionism and Fauvism, Cubism acquired its label from the derogatory description of a critic. Unlike Dada, Futurism and Surrealism, it never produced a manifesto, or took up a political position. The Cubists, like their pictures, were multifaceted, simultaneously presenting to the world a multiplicity of views. These views are amply demonstrated in "Cubism: Revolution and Tradition," an exhibition of 90 expertly selected paintings, sculptures, collages and sketches at the Palazzo dei Diamanti (International Herald Tribune - October 16, 2004).
http://www.palazzodiamanti.it/
Masterpieces of Russian Avant Garde from the Costakis Collection - Thessaloniki (Greece)
April 30 - end of October, 2004
State Museum of Contemporary Art (Moni Lazariston)
The exhibition includes approximately 120 works of art (paintings, collages, drawings, constructions) from the period 1900-1930, many of which have never been exhibited before. The exhibition consists of pieces by Russian Avant Garde artists (Kazimir Malevich, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Liubov Popova, Olga Rozanova, Ivan Kliun, Pavel Filonov, Alexandra Exter, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Solomon Nikritin and others) who put a mark on the map of European modernism’s evolution.
http://www.greekstatemuseum.com/
Cubism and Its Legacy - London
May 24 - October 31, 2004
Tate Modern
This Tate Modern display celebrates Gustav and Elly Kahnweiler’s gift to Tate of works of art by important modern international artists including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, Juan Gris and André Masson.
http://www.tate.org.uk/
Modern/Graphical Europe (1900-1930) - Budapest (Hungaria)
June 18 - September 12, 2004
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria
Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Edvard Munch, Gustav Klimt, Rippl-Rnai Jzsef, Vaszary Jnos, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, Amadeo Modigliani, Berny Rbert, Nemes Lamprth Jzsef, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluf, Erich Heckel, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Uitz Bla, Tihanyi Lajos.
Virtual exhibition : http://www.mng.hu/kiallitasok/idoszaki_kiallitasok/modernizmusok/index.html http://www.mng.hu/
When Chagall Learn to Fly - From icon to Avant Garde - Thessaloniki (Greece)
May 26 - October 10, 2004
State Museum of Contemporary Art
This large scale exhibition on Russian avant-garde artists, Russian icons and Lubok is a co-production between the S.M.C.A. and the Ikonen Museum in Frankfurt . The exhbition was firstly presented in Frankfurt and now is shown in Thessaloniki. This exhibition explores the spiritual and primitivist sources of European modernist inspirations, stressing the Byzantine influences on Russian avant-garde art and its relations with popular prints (lubki).
http://www.greekstatemuseum.com/
Popova - Palma de Majorca (Spain)
June 4 - September 4, 2004
Museu d’Art Espanyol Contemporani (Juan-March Foundation)
The exhibit features 25 of Popova's works created in 1910-1922. The Tretyakov Gallery, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and private collectors, loaned most of the pieces. Lyubov Popova, a contemporary of Russian avant-garde leaders Malevich, Tatlin and Rodchenko, was a great connoisseur of ancient Russian icon painting and Italian Renaissance art.. She studied cubism and suprematism in Paris and later became a constructivist leader. She designed fabric patterns, clothes and books.
http://www.march.es/
Kurt Schwitters. Merz - a total vision of the world - Basel (Switzerland)
May 1 - August 8, 2004
Museum Tinguely
This exhibition uses a wide range of collages and assemblages to address those aspects of the work of Kurt Schwitters that were an important source of inspiration for the younger Swiss artist Jean Tinguely. At the heart of the exhibition is the reconstruction of Schwitters’ walk-through installation, Merzbau, from the Sprengel Museum in Hanover. Other rooms deal with Schwitters’ artistic principles, such as the systematic employment of refuse and his experiments with the phenomenon of chance and a dadaistic, ambiguous irony. These are grouped by theme. A selection of Tinguely’s kinetic reliefs, junk sculptures and collage-based letter-drawings is also on display. In a parallel exhibiton the Kunstmuseum highlights the relationship between Kurt Schwitters and Hans Arp.
http://www.tinguely.ch
Great Expectations : Art of the Russian Avant-garde - Jerusalem (Israel)
March 17 - August 21, 2204
Israel Museum
Great Expectations focuses on Russia's leading avant-garde artists from the early part of the 20th century, among them Kazimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova,Mikhail Larionov, El Lissitzky, and Vladimir Tatlin. Combining elements from the major European art movements of the time with local folk art, these artists formulated a new language which helped promote the later emergence of abstract art.
Comprising some 70 paintings and drawings, of which over 50 are on loan from the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the exhibition spans the period before World War I through the start of the Soviet era. Many works from the Tretyakov Gallery are exhibited in Israel for the first time, including a group of drawings which were recently acquired by the gallery and have not been exhibited publicly before.
http://www.imj.org.il/eng/exhibitions/2004/russian/index.html
Soviet Photography in the 1920s and 30s - Zurich (Switzerland)
February 21 - May 16, 2204
Winterthur Photography Museum
The exhibition was organised in collaboration with the Moscow House of Photography. It presents nearly 250 photographs taken after the 1917 revolution.
http://www.fotomuseum.ch
Expanding Vision: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's Experiments of the 1920s - New-York
March 12 - May 30, 2004
International Center of Photography
http://www.icp.org/
Gustav Klutsis and Valentina Kulagina : Photography and Montage After Constructivism - New-York
March 12 - May 30, 2004
International Center of Photography
http://www.icp.org/
Boccioni's Materia : A Futurist Masterpiece and the Avant-Garde in Milan and Paris - New-York
February 6 - May 9, 2004
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
This exhibition takes this seminal painting as its centerpiece and investigates a series of core themes such as Boccioni's evolution from Divisionism to Futurism, the exchanges between Futurism and Cubism, and the relationship between Boccioni's painting and sculpture. Through an exploration of related works by Boccioni and his counterparts in the greater European sphere (Braque, Delaunay, Duchamp, Lger, Picasso, etc.), this exhibition demonstrates the key role Boccioni played within the history of Modernism, broadening the current perspective on his work and, by extension, the Italian Futurist movement.
http://www.guggenheim.org/exhibitions/boccioni/index.html
Marcel Breuer : Design and Architecture - Weil am Rhein (Germany)
Sept. 13, 2003-April 25, 2004
Vitra Design Museum
The Marcel Breuer retrospective conceived and organized by Vitra Design Museum is the very first exhibition that appropriately presents all the different fields in which he was active - and treats them as equal aspects of his oeuvre. While the thematically structured show displays almost all Breuer's major items of furniture design, his very wide-ranging architectural work is essentially presented in the form of 12 exemplary buildings.
http://www.design-museum.de/
Solomon Nikritin Retrospective - Thessaloniki (Greece)
January 31th - March 20th, 2004
State Museum of Contemporary Art - Costakis Collection
Solomon Nikritin had a long creative course as an artist. He studied at the ateliers of Leonid Pasternak, Alexander Yakovlef and Alexandra Exter and was one of the founders of many important Russian avant garde groups of the so-called second generation, such as .Electro-organism., .Projectionism. and .Method.. Nikritin also worked with the Moscow Museum of Painting Education. He developed a unique theory about the relationship of painting with theatre and cinema. Based in this theory, about the composition of the arts, the artist impressed motion on the canvas. The exhibition attempts to demonstrate the fundamental undulations of his work in an equally unique and creative way.
http://www.greekstatemuseum.com/
The Adventure of the Avant-Gardes - Malaga (Spain)
December 3, 2003-March 7, 2004
Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga
http://www.cacmalaga.org/
Mondrian + Malevitch at the center of the collection - Basel (Switzerland)
November 20, 2003-January 25, 2004
Fondation Beyeler
The exhibition traces key steps in the development of these two great innovators. After being influenced by Cubism, each arrived at a unique vision of pure abstract art. With Mondrian - intuitive master of asymmetry and the right angle - and Malevich - mystic of the image behind the painting - the Fondation brings together what were probably the most radical attempts in modernism to conceive of the painting as an absolute quality.
http://www.beyeler.com/
The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 1910-1934 - Frankfurt
September 24, 2003-January 25, 2004
Museum fr Angewandte Kunst
http://www.museumfuerangewandtekunst.frankfurt.de/
Picasso : the Cubist portraits of Fernande Olivier - Washington
October 1, 2003-January 18, 2004
National Gallery of Art
Between spring and fall 1909, Picasso produced more than 60 portraits of his companion, Fernande Olivier, in a variety of formats and mediums. In its intense devotion to a single subject, the series is virtually unprecedented in the history of portraiture. Powerful and melancholic, these portraits are among the most compelling in the history of modern art. This exhibition brings together some 50 of the related works, revealing Picasso's exploration of cubism and his radical reformulation of human physiognomy.
http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/picassoinfo.htm
Contemporary Italian Architecture. From Futurism to the Possible Future - Brussels
October 21, 2003-February 15, 2004
Centre International pour la Ville, l'Architecture et le Paysage
Through seven works symbolic of the futuristic avant-garde and of Italian masters from the 30s and '50s, the exhibition presents the intuitions and anticipatory proclamations of the architecture of the present and the possible future. Exhibition designed by architect Gae Aulenti.
http://www.civa.be/
Silver Age to Stalin: Russian Children's Book Illustration, 1899-1939 - Amherst (United States)
November 7-January 18, 2004
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Drawn from the private collection of Sasha Lurye, the exhibition explores the beauty and artistry of illustration from the last years of the Czars to the Soviet dictatorship under Stalin. The range of work encompasses a rich diversity of artistic expression from Art Nouveau and Constructivism to the politically charged realism that reinforced Soviet dogma. Among the more than seventy original works of art are examples by Ivan Bilibin, Vladimir Lebedev, and Vera Ermolaeva as well as printed books with art by Marc Chagall, El Lissitsky, and Alexandr Rodchenko.
http://picturebookart.org/
The modern approach. Futurism in Italy. 1909-1931 - Brussels
October 16-January 15, 2004
Muse d'Ixelles
The exhibition traces the exhilarating adventure that was Italian Futurism, from the Manifesto of Futuristic Painters (1910) to the Manifesto of Futuristic Airpainting (1931), through approximately 70 works, including paintings, washes, sculptures and drawings.
http://www.musee-ixelles.be/
Russia and the Avant-Gardes - Saint-Paul De Vence (France)
July 2-November 11, 2003 - Fondation Maeght
Archipenko, Chagall, Gabo, Goncharova, Kandinky, Larionov, Lissitzky, Malevich, Pevsner, Popova, Pougny, Rodchenko, Rozanova, Tatlin : more than 50 artists, from 1908 to 1928.
http://www.fondation-maeght.com/
Cubisme - Kubismus - Moscow
September 4-November 23, 2003
Tretyakov Gallery
Information (in German) is available here
http://www.tretyakov.ru/
Frantisek Kupka - Lausanne (Switzerland)
June 27-October 12,2003 - Hermitage Foundation
This summer, the Fondation de l'Hermitage is presenting an exhibition on the Czech painter and draughtsman Frantisek Kupka (1871-1957).
In his passionate quest for light and movement, he was an original protagonist of Fauvism, then Cubism, before moving on to pure painting and non-figurative art from 1910.
This exhibition gives the public a unique opportunity to discover the very fine ensemble of works by Kupka - over a hundred paintings, pastels, drawings and prints - from the Centre Pompidou, Muse national d'art moderne.
http://www.fondation-hermitage.ch/actu_e.html
Ivan Puni - Ble (Switzerland)
April 11-September 28, 2003 - Muse Jean Tinguely
200 works from the Herman Berninger collection.
http://www.tinguely.ch/
Kazimir Malewitsch: Suprematism - New York
May 22-September 4, 2003 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
http://www.guggenheim.org/
Futurism - Radical Avantgarde - Wien
March 3-June 26, 2003
Kunst Forum
The Italian Futurists associated with Fillipo Tommaso Marinetti projected themselves as uncompromising and spectacular. Not only did they revolutionise the visual concept of Modernism but they also campaigned for an extended idea of what makes art. The only exhibition of the Italian Futurists in Austria so far mounted was held in 1912 and has today been forgotten. An intensive preparation period of almost two years precedes the show.
http://www.kunstforumwien.at/
Kazimir Malewitsch: Suprematism - Berlin
January 18-April 27, 2003
Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin
Kazimir Malevich has long been celebrated as one of the seminal founders of non-objective art in the 20th century. Between 1915 and 1932, he developed a system of abstract painting called Suprematism, an art of pure form meant to be universally comprehensible regardless of cultural or ethnic origin. Like his contemporaries Piet Mondrian and Vasiliy Kandinsky, Malevich created an artistic utopia that became the secular equivalent of religious painting--in his case intending to replace the ubiquitous icon of the Russian home--, creating works meant to evoke higher states of spiritual consciousness.
http://www.deutsche-guggenheim-berlin.de/
Kazimir Malevitch: collections from the Stedelijk Museum - Paris
January 30-April 27, 2003
Muse d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - http://www.paris.fr/musees/MAMVP/
Boccioni's Materia:
A Futurist Masterpiece and the Parisian Avant-Garde
- New-York
January 30-April 27, 2003
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
This exhibition at the Guggenheim revolves around Materia (1912), the seminal painting by Italian Futurist painter Umberto Boccioni. ( more details here...)
The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 1910-1934 - Madrid
February 11-May 5, 2003
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofa
Bauhaus Mbel - Bauhaus' Furniture - Berlin
October 30, 2002-March 10, 2003
Bauhaus-Archiv
http://www.bauhaus.de
Central European Avant-Gardes: Exchange and Transformation, 1910-1930 - Berlin
November 10, 2002-February 9, 2003
Martin Gropius Bau
http://www.gropiusbau.de
Fernand Lger - Barcelona
November 22-January 23, 2003
Fundaci Joan Mir
http://www.bcn.fjmiro.es/
Jaroslav Rssler: Writings, Photographs and Collages - Rennes (France)
December 5, 2002-January 4, 2003
Centre Atlantique de la Photographie
http://www.centre-atlantique-photographie.asso.fr/
Fernand Léger - l'esprit moderne - Salzbourg
July 27-October 20, 2002
Rupertinum
http://www.rupertinum.at/
Central European Avant-Gardes: Exchange and Transformation, 1910-1930 - Munich
July 7-October 6, 2002
Haus der Kunst
http://www.hausderkunst.de
Modernism in the Russian Far East and Japan, 1918-1928 - Hokkaido (Japan)
Jul. 16-Sep. 1, 2002
Hakodate Museum of Art
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/evt/art/fe-r.mism/
The Second Phase of Italian Futurism, 1915-1945 - Dortmund
March 24-June 16, 2002
Museum am Ostwall
http://www.museendortmund.de/museumamostwall/03_ausst.htm
Central European Avant-Gardes: Exchange and Transformation, 1910-1930 - Los Angeles
March 10-June 2, 2002
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Extending along the Danube and Oder rivers and from the Balkans to the Baltic, Central Europe is a rich ethnic melding of Slavic, Germanic, Hungarian, and Gaelic cultures. These regional cultures prospered even during centuries of rule by the powerful empires of Russia, Prussia, and Austro-Hungary, and they continued to bloom when Central Europe was transformed after World War I into the cluster of nation states we know today. This exhibition examines cities as sites of vibrant exchange - Belgrade, Berlin, Bucharest, Budapest, Cracow, Dessau, Ljubljana, Lodz, Poznan, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw, Weimar, and Zagreb - as they evolved from regional centers into cosmopolitan communities. The cross-fertilization among artistic avant-garde movements in these cities produced a remarkable variety of contributions to the evolution of modern art.
http://www.lacma.org/info/press/ceagPR.htm
Russian Futurism / Futurismo russo : la sfida dell'Avanguardia - Aosta
until April 7, 2002
Museo Archeologico Regionale
http://www.comune.aosta.it/instit/comune.aosta/citta/museoarcheologico.htm
The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 1910-1934 - New York
March 21-June 11, 2002
MoMA
This exhibition celebrates a gift to The Museum of Modern Art of a comprehensive collection of Russian avant-garde books. Covering both the pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary periods, the selection on view will include illustrated books and graphic design by such artists as Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitzky, Aleksandr Rodchencko, Olga Rozanova, Natalia Goncharova, and many others. Neo-Primitivism, Futurism, Suprematism, Constructivism, and other important phases of Russian modernism will be illuminated through a medium that was fundamental to the artists of the period, but until recently was not widely known because of its great rarity. More than 300 books will be on display.
http://www.moma.org/russian/
Kazimir Malevich - Vienna (Austria)
5 Sept-2 Dec
http://www.kunstforum-wien.at/
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy - Lille (France)
26 Oct-2 Jan
Musée d'Art Moderne
http://www.nordnet.fr/mam/
Antoine Pevsner - Paris
11 Oct-31 Dec
Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou
http://www.centrepompidou.fr/
Abstract Art in Russia: The Twentieth Century - St Petersburg
Dec 2001
The State Russian Museum
The exhibition shows more than two hundred paintings and sculptures from the collection of the Russian Museum. The most important works on display are the revolutionary abstractions painted by Wassily Kandinsky in the early twentieth century, as well as examples of such other non-objective movements as Mikhail Larionov's Rayonism, Kazimir Malevich's Suprematism, Alexander Rodchenko's Constructivism and Pavel Filonov's analytic art.
http://www.rusmuseum.ru/
Modernism in the Russian Far East and Japan, 1918-1928 - Utsunomiya (Japan)
May 26-Jul. 7, 2002
Museum of Art
In the year 1920, the first-ever exhibition of Russian revolutionary art was held in Japan. The exhibition had a wide-ranging impact on a number of Japanese artists, who sought to include the ideas and techniques of Russian Futurism in their work. In this exhibition subtitled "The Russian Avant-Garde and Japan," the curators have borrowed hundreds of vintage prints and posters from museums in Habarovsk and Vladivostok, as well as museums in Japan to throw light on this little-known era in Russia-Japan relations.
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/evt/art/fe-r.mism/ (information about exhibition)
Natalia Goncharova: The Russian Years - St Petersburg
April 25-July 15, 2002
The State Russian Museum
Natalia Goncharova (1891-1962) was a famous Russian painter, graphic artist and book illustrator. Besides designing and illustrating Futurist books, she also found time to design sets and costumes for Sergei Diaghilev's legendary Ballets Russes.
Natalia Goncharova's oeuvre contains elements of Expressionism often intertwined with religious subjects. In the early 1910s, her Cubo-Futurist manner gave way to Rayonism - a form of non-objective art invented by Mikhail Larionov.
The exhibition displays works of painting and graphic art from the Russian Museum and other collections.
http://www.rusmuseum.ru/
From Futurism to Abstraction - Rome
March 20-June 30, 2002
Museo del Corso
http://utenti.lycos.it/ARTEMOTORE/corso.html
http://www.museodelcorso.it