Gallery Elektrika, Pančevo: RODCHENKO 120

Silent Wall Army and Association “Elektrika” present

RODCHENKO 120
collective exhibition of posters inspired by art of Alexander Rodchenko

Monday, 5th March 2012, 19h
Gallery Elektrika
Radomira Putnika 7, Pančevo, Serbia

Year 2012 marks the 120th anniversary of the great avant-garde artist Alexander Rodchenko. To celebrate this event Russian Academy of Graphic Design together with Moscow Biennale of Graphic Design “Golden Bee” (member of Icograda) launches a commemorative action “Rodchenko 120”. The landmark event will be conducted in a form of a poster exhibition with an aim of exploring the influence of Russian avant-garde on the world of art.

Rodchenko 120 exhibit consists of 20 posters, format 100 x 70cm, that are created by today’s leading Russian graphic designers, among whom are:

Michael Anikst, Eric Belousov, Vladimir Chaika, Alexander Faldin, Yuri Gulitov, Igor Gurovich, Eugeny Dobrovinsky, Erken Kagarov, Dmitry Kavko, Elena Kitaeva, Alexander Lavrentyev-Rodchenko, Andrey Logvin, Anna Naumova, Dmitry Rekin, Tagir Safaev, Andrey Shelutto, Yuri Surkov, Protey Temen, Boris Trofimov, Dmitry Zakharov.

ALEXANDR RODCHENKO was one of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to emerge after the Russian Revolution. He worked as a painter and graphic designer before turning to photomontage and photography. His photography was socially engaged, formally innovative, and opposed to a painterly aesthetic.

Much of the work of 20th century graphic designers is a direct result of Rodchenko's earlier work in the field. His influence has been pervasive enough that it would be nearly impossible to single out all of the designers whose work he has influenced.

For artists of the Russian Revolution, Rodchenko's radical action was full of utopian possibility. It marked the end of easel painting – perhaps even the end of art – along with the end of bourgeois norms and practices. It cleared the way for the beginning of a new Russian life, a new mode of production, a new culture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandr_Rodchenko

GOLDEN BEE is a biennal of graphic design based in Moscow, Russia. This year, it is taking place for 10th time. The main event of the 2012 biennale will be an international graphic design competition with the following nominations:
Poster
The world through designer's eyes (Regional branding)
Russian Avant-garde
More informations about the Biennal and contests you can find on http://www.goldenbee.org/eng/homegl/

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