March 31, 2016 – 12:00 pm
Curator’s Tour: The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film
Tour given by Katie Delmez, Frist Art Museum curator
Meet at the exhibition entrance
Gallery admission required; members free
The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film examines how photography, film, and poster art were used to disseminate Communist ideology, revisiting a moment in history when artists acted as engines of social change and radical political engagement. Join Katie Delmez on a tour of the exhibition to explore how artists such as Constructivists Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky and modernists like Arkady Shaikhet and Max Penson left their mark on this history of photography.
Varvara Stepanova, cover of Sovetskoe kino, no. 1, published in Moscow, 1927, 14 × 10 1/2 in. Amherst Center for Russian Culture at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, artwork © Estate of Alexander Rodchenko (A. Rodchenko and V. Stepanova Archive) / RAO, Moscow / VAGA, New York