"Women creators, in the years of Russian avant-garde (1910-1930)" at the Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art

With a selection of works from the Costaki collection of Jelena Guro, Natalia Goncharova, Olga Rozanova, Lioumpov Popova , Alexandra Exter, Nantieznta Ountaltsova , Varvara Stepanova , Vera Pestel , Antonina Sofronova Valentina Koulagkina , Yevgeny Magkaril , Barbara Boumpnova , Ksenia and Maria Eder … women creators in the years of the Russian avant-garde (1910-1930) are the protagonists in the new exhibition of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Moni Lazaristes.

The report and the protagonists of a period

Women artists in the years of the Russian avant-garde was so those men and colleagues , which is not observed respectively in European avant-garde . All movements of the Russian avant-garde of the kyvofoutourismo as constructivism represented in the forefront of women authors who contributed to the development of a new aesthetic that changed the world . The strong presence of women in Russia in all fields of art and science in the decades from 1910 to 1930 shows that, apart from the artistic avant-garde , and was a pioneer in the field of demands for social equality.

Jelena guru opened the way for the ” organic direction in art .” Encountered very early synthetic arts , was a poet and painter , applied the ” synesthesia ” and after his untimely death in 1913 , her husband , Michael Matiousin borrowed from the work of the techniques for a representation of the transcendent nature based on the performance of organic elements , colors and sounds and created the School of Organic Education as an annex of the National Art Education Institute in Leningrad . Disciples were brothers Boris , Yuri , and Xenia Maria Eder . Natalia Goncharova was a great artist with a great contribution to the creation of a new visual alphabet for modernism based on the assimilation of elements from the folk tradition , religious images and child painting . Olga Rozanova pioneered the use of collage and was one of the first artists who applied and dealt with very specific techniques to non – objective painting . The Lioumpov Popova together with her ​​friends Nantieznta Ountaltsova and Vera Pestel developed the ” kyvofoutourismo ” connecting the two European movements ( cubism and futurism ) to one which acquired its own inherent characteristics . The Popova went through all the movements of the avant garde . He left us excellent examples of graphic design and design sets and costumes . He died prematurely in 1924 , on the boom of the constructivist movement was very active member in the last years of her life. Notable and designs sets and costumes for theatrical performances Alexandra Exter . Barbara Boumpova settled in 1921 in Japan, where he taught for 36 years at the University of Tokyo and applied innovative techniques lithographic reproductions.

The Yevgeny Magkaril and Antonina Sofronova developed a personal visual language through assimilation Suprematists and constructivist techniques. Varvara Stepanova and Valentina Koulagkina worked alongside their husbands Aleksandr Rodchenko and Gustav Klucis the creation of collage , photomontage and lithographic reproductions significantly evolving the art of graphic design .

Curated by Maria Tsantsanoglou, Director SMCA

Duration of exhibition : 6 March to 25 May 2014

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 to 18:00

State Museum of Contemporary Art

Kolokotroni 21, Stavroupoli

T : 2310 589141