Constructivist Art & Design

An imaginary excursion to Eastern-Europe.

Written by Craig Berry
Creative Intern at VBAT

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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam – 100 Years Russian Revolution/Constructing the New Man
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Constructing the New Man Artworks
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Constructivist Posters & Flyers
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Dziga Vertov: Enthousiasm: Symphony of the Donbas – 1931
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Dziga Vertov: Enthousiasm: Symphony of the Donbas – 1931 (Enlarged)
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Aleksandr Rodchenko: Lengiz. Books on all the branches of knowledge – 1924
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Stolichnaya Vodka Adverts
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Constructivist Inspired Designs
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Franz Ferdinand: You Can Have It So Much Better – 2005
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Shepard Fairey: Various Paintings
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Shepard Fairey — Say Yes
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Design Museum, Imagine Moscow
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Lenin’s Mausoleum, Moscow’s Red Square
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Ivan Leonidov: Lenin Institute – 1927
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El Lissitzky: Cloud Iron – 1923–2925
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Boris Iofan: Palace of the Soviets – 1931–1941

“The spiral shape requires active movement and generates surprising views between different exhibits. The exhibition’s curation revolves around the ‘phantoms’ without any hierarchy or chronology, which work both as a series and as autonomous parts.”

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El Lissitzky: Proun 19D – 1920
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El Lissitzky: Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge – 1919

“The seed of Constructivism was a desire to express the experience of modern life — its dynamism, its new and disorientating qualities of space and time. But also crucial was the desire to develop a new form of art more appropriate to the democratic and modernizing goals of the Russian Revolution. Constructivists were to be constructors of a new society — cultural workers on par with scientists in their search for solutions to modern problems.”

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