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Malevich, Exter and Stenberg in Underground Museum: the exhibition "Avant-Garde. Three Figures" is open

10 September 2020
The works of the masters of the Russian Avant-Garde can be seen until October 11. The new exhibition of the project # three_ is timed to the twentieth anniversary of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

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Exhibition "Avant-Garde. Three Figures" tells about a complex and significant era for the national culture. Although all Russian Avant-Garde artists belong to the same broad movement, they have different methods and styles. The fates of the masters and the paths of the development of their work were also dissimilar. The exhibition represents three persons of painters.

The central figure of the Avant-Garde, Kazimir Malevich, is represented by the work "Self-portrait" (1934). "Woman with a Fish" (1932–1934) was painted by Alexandra Exter, "The Amazon" of the Russian Avant-Garde. "Worker" (the early 1920s) is created by the representative of the Russian school of constructivism Vladimir Stenberg.

"We thought about which three works could show the Avant-Garde direction, and settled on these. On all canvases, a character line intersects, faces on the canvas are visible. Three paintings belong to the late period of the Avant-Garde, but they are interesting precisely because of their result of what the Avant-Garde has turned into,” Vladimir Prokhorov, a leading researcher at the scientific department of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, said.

Archival photos and videos in the multimedia part of the exhibition help to focus on the iconic figures of the Avant-Garde and show the works in the context of the MMOMA collection.

"As always in this cycle, which is dedicated either to individual artists or to a particular direction in art, in this case, the Avant-Garde, in the multimedia part we talk about artists and their significant achievements. However, this time there is a very important emphasis in the multimedia part: the presentation of the exhibition took place on the park's birthday, and it is dedicated to the anniversary of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Therefore, some of our screens tell about MMOMA, its collection and important expositions that have been in the museum for these twenty years," Irina Osipova, deputy head of the Zaryadye Park exhibition projects department, said.

To visit the exhibition "Avant-Garde. Three Figures" please take a free ticket at the ticket office or via self-service terminals of the park.

For the safety of guests during the period of restrictive measures, there are temporary rules for visiting instated in Underground Museum, which can be found here (in Russian).


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