Exhibition within the framework of the # three_ project is dedicated to the masters of the Russian Avant-Garde and timed to the twentieth anniversary of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
September 10 – October 11
The exhibition includes works from the collection of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. The proposed composition represents three persons of painters.
The central figure of the Avant-Garde, Kazimir Malevich, is represented by the work "Self-portrait" (1934). The canvas dates back to the period of the 1930s when the new art began to be persecuted, but the daring challenge of the experimenter is preserved in the very silhouette of the artist, his witty reference to the figurative series of works by the old masters.
The painting "Woman with a Fish" (1932–1934) is created by "The Amazon" of the Russian Avant-Garde Alexandra Exter. She was one of those artists who were able to change views on the methods of creativity, and in the heroine depicted in her work, you can read the collective image of a woman who has achieved equal rights and freedoms.
The third work – "Worker" (the early 1920s) by the representative of the Russian school of constructivism Vladimir Stenberg – looks just as revolutionary in this regard. This painting is an example of how the artist admires the theme of production and technological progress. A man of labor, the main character of the 1920s who has grown together with the instruments of his activity, is one of the main motives of art in the first years of the Soviet regime.
The exhibition proposes to focus the viewer's attention on an important topic that stands out among others in the art of the early 20th century, namely, the acquisition of freedom of expression by a person, overcoming conventions and stereotypes.
The possibilities of the interactive space of Underground Museum, archival photos and videos in the multimedia part of the exhibition help to focus on iconic persons of the Avant-Garde era and to show the works in the context of the MMOMA museum collection.
The exhibition is open at Underground Museum from September 10 to October 11.
Katerina Zaitseva, senior researcher of the scientific department of MMOMA
Vladimir Prokhorov, leading researcher of the scientific department of MMOMA
To visit the exhibition a free ticket must be obtained at the ticket offices or 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. Please note that visiting the exposition is possible only with face masks, the occupancy of the hall will be controlled.
A fragment of Alexandra Exter's "Woman with a Fish" was used in this page design.