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

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

December 6, 2022

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

General Admission Ticket: $15 Associates & Learners: Absolutely free

This talk will study the radically ground breaking design of children’s guides that designed in the fledgling Soviet point out among 1918 and 1932. Integrating text and impression, these books portrayed the lifestyle of regular people in a dynamic modernist graphic language that sought to inspire youthful minds to just take an energetic component in developing a new culture. Starting up in the 1920s, Soviet children’s books have been routinely proven in Europe, inspiring lots of ground breaking artists, which includes Bruno Munari.

Masha Chlenova, PhD, is an artwork historian and curator centered in New York Metropolis. She held curatorial positions at the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern-day Art, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. She has posted commonly on Soviet and European avant-garde, such as in the journal Oct, in edited publications, and in exhibition catalogs posted 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 Centre NY in 2017. Most recently she curated a big exhibition entitled Encounters: Russian and Soviet Art Throughout the Borders, 1910-1990 for the Muchmuseet in Oslo. Scheduled to open up in February 2023, this exhibition became unthinkable adhering to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Chlenova teaches artwork heritage at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New University.

Public Programming at CIMA is produced probable with the generous assistance of Tiro a Segno Basis.

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