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

December 6, 2022

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Common Admission Ticket: $15 Customers & Pupils: No cost

This talk will study the radically progressive layout of children’s publications that created in the fledgling Soviet point out amongst 1918 and 1932. Integrating text and image, these publications portrayed the life of everyday people today in a dynamic modernist graphic language that sought to inspire youthful minds to just take an lively portion in setting up a new society. Starting up in the 1920s, Soviet children’s guides ended up on a regular basis demonstrated in Europe, inspiring quite a few impressive artists, which includes Bruno Munari.

Masha Chlenova, PhD, is an art historian and curator based mostly in New York Metropolis. She held curatorial positions at the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Present day Art, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. She has printed greatly on Soviet and European avant-garde, like in the journal Oct, in edited books, and in exhibition catalogs released by the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, Tate Modern day, Royal Academy of Arts, Centre Pompidou and Muzeum Sztuki. Between the exhibitions she organized in New York was Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, held at the Global Print Center NY in 2017. Most just lately 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 subsequent Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Chlenova teaches art background at Eugene Lang Higher education of Liberal Arts at The New College.

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