alexander rodchenko: revolution in photography
dec 21, 2009
alexander rodchenko: revolution in photography

alexander rodchenko: revolution in photography

foam fotografie museum, amsterdam

december 18th, 2009 to march 17th, 2010

vladimir mayakovsky. pro eto cover ontwerp, 1923 © alexander rodchenko
v. stepanova archive, moscow house of photography

currently at the foam fotografie museum, amsterdam a retrospective on the work of russian
avant-garde artist alexander rodchenko (1891 – 1956) is on show. exhibited are more than
200 vintage photographs which track the development of rodchenko’s photographic work
over the course of two decades. included are clever photomontages, documentary reportages
of moscow’s streets to architectural studies to intimate portraits of those within his social circle.
through his practice, rodchenko abandoned the ‘pure’ art in favor of developing a visual language
which spoke to a mass audience, applying himself as a photographer and designer to the production
of posters, magazine and book design, advertisements as well as photojournalism and other forms
of documentary photography.

the exhibition is in collaboration with the moscow house of photography.

lily brik, portrait for the poster ‘knigi’ 1924 © alexander rodchenko
v. stepanova archive, moscow house of photography museum

girl with a leica, 1934 © alexander rodchenko
v. stepanova archive, moscow house of photography

fire escape (with a man) © alexander rodchenko
v. stepanova archive, moscow house of photography museum

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