Aleksandr Ródtchenko: Revolution in Photography


A big retrospective of the Russian artist Aleksandr Ródtchenko’s is now in Brazil. Titled “Aleksandr Ródtchenko: Revolution in Photography”, the exhibit has just opened at the Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. If you’re going to Sao Paulo, Brazil, don’t miss it!

Parade, girls with scarves, 1935.

From February 19 to May 15, 2011, the Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Instituto Moreira Salles presents an exhibition with about 170 works of Aleksandr Ródtchenko (1891-1956), one of the twentieth century’s avant-garde art pioneers and one of the Russian constructivism leaders.

Born in St. Petersburg, Ródtchenko started in photography in the 1920s (the most part of his production is concentrated in the period between 1924 to 1954). For him, shooting meant the ability to create truly contemporary art, to show the world through “morning eyes”.

Girl with a Leica, 1934.

The exhibition Aleksandr Ródtchenko: revolution in photography shows different characteristics of his innovative photography. The series of photomontages made for magazine covers such as Novi and LEF and Dal ochi Pionier, posters and advertisements, another highlight of his work, can also be seen in the exhibition.

Cover design for the book livro Pro eto (About that) by Vladímir Maiakóvski, 1923.

For curator Olga Svíblova, "in 1924, photography was invaded by Ródtchenko with the slogan ‘Our duty is to try’ signed at the center of his aesthetic. The result of this invasion was a fundamental change in ideas about the nature of photography and the role of the photographer. " Ródtchenko allied formal experimentation with the documentation of the political and social life in Soviet Union.

Pinacoteca do Estado – Praça da Luz, Sao Paulo, Brazil
From February 19 to May 15, 2011
Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 18pm

written by alosaluap on 2011-03-08 #news #russian #exhibition #pinacoteca #avant-garde #aleksandr-rodtchenko


  1. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    There's also a Rodchenko exhibition running in London for those interested - Willyboy approves mightily. It's at Art Sensus, details:…

  2. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    russian constructivism has been forgotten in this crappy venal world but it remains one of the most creative trends ever!

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