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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

Standard Admission Ticket: $15 Associates & College students: Absolutely free

This speak will look at the radically modern structure of children’s textbooks that made in the fledgling Soviet point out concerning 1918 and 1932. Integrating text and picture, these textbooks portrayed the existence of standard individuals in a dynamic modernist graphic language that sought to encourage young minds to take an active element in constructing a new culture. Starting off in the 1920s, Soviet children’s publications were being routinely revealed in Europe, inspiring a lot of impressive artists, such as Bruno Munari.

Masha Chlenova, PhD, is an artwork historian and curator primarily based in New York City. She held curatorial positions at the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern day Artwork, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. She has published commonly on Soviet and European avant-garde, which includes in the journal October, in edited books, and in exhibition catalogs printed by the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, Tate Modern, Royal Academy of Arts, Centre Pompidou and Muzeum Sztuki. Between the exhibitions she structured in New York was Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, held at the Global Print Middle NY in 2017. Most just lately she curated a important exhibition entitled Encounters: Russian and Soviet Artwork Throughout the Borders, 1910-1990 for the Muchmuseet in Oslo. Scheduled to open in February 2023, this exhibition turned unthinkable subsequent Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Chlenova teaches art heritage at Eugene Lang College or university of Liberal Arts at The New Faculty.

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