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

06:00 PM &#8211 07:00 PM

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This discuss will look at the radically modern layout of children’s textbooks that created in the fledgling Soviet state involving 1918 and 1932. Integrating textual content and graphic, these guides portrayed the lifestyle of ordinary individuals in a dynamic modernist graphic language that sought to encourage young minds to acquire an lively part in setting up a new culture. Setting up in the 1920s, Soviet children’s publications ended up often proven in Europe, inspiring numerous ground breaking artists, including Bruno Munari.

Masha Chlenova, PhD, is an art historian and curator based mostly in New York City. She held curatorial positions at the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern day Art, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. She has released widely on Soviet and European avant-garde, which include in the journal October, in edited books, and in exhibition catalogs printed by the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, Tate Modern day, Royal Academy of Arts, Centre Pompidou and Muzeum Sztuki. Amid the exhibitions she organized in New York was Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, held at the Intercontinental Print Heart NY in 2017. Most not too long ago she curated a significant exhibition entitled Encounters: Russian and Soviet Artwork Across the Borders, 1910-1990 for the Muchmuseet in Oslo. Scheduled to open in February 2023, this exhibition turned unthinkable following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Chlenova teaches artwork background at Eugene Lang School of Liberal Arts at The New College.

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