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GRAD

GRAD

SEE USSR

7 JUNE 2013 — 31 AUGUST 2013

The exhibition will take issue with the widely accepted notion of the striking heroic and industrial imagery projected by the Soviet Union throughout late 1920s and 1930s. It will show a very different country – a country of leisure, comfort and luxury, the USSR through the looking glass.

Curator: Elena Sudakova, GRAD, London. Co-curator: Irina Nikoforova, The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia.

GRAD’S FIRST EXHIBITION, OPENING IN JUNE 2013, WILL BE ENTITLED SEE USSR, THIS BEING THE SLOGAN ON ONE OF A RANGE OF SOVIET-ERA INTOURIST POSTERS WHICH WILL BE EXHIBITED IN LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME, ALONG WITH MAGAZINES AND INTOURIST EPHEMERA. IN CONTRAST WITH THIS EXTERNAL SOVIET PUBLICITY WILL BE A RANGE OF INTERNAL PROPAGANDA ITEMS, INCLUDING TEXTILES. GRAD ALSO PLANS TO RECONSTRUCT AND PUBLISH THE POSTER ‘SEE USSR’ WHICH IS NOW KNOWN ONLY FROM PERIOD PHOTOGRAPHS. THIS WILL BE PUBLISHED BY CURWEN PRESS IN A LIMITED EDITION, REALISED IN COLOUR BY HENRY MILNER AND PRINTED BY STANLEY JONES, AFTER THE ORIGINAL DESIGN BY NIKOLAY ZHUKOV.

ABOUT GRAD:

GALLERY FOR RUSSIAN ARTS AND DESIGN CREATES A SETTING FOR GRAPHIC ARTS — AND WORKS IN OTHER MEDIA — FROM RUSSIA AND THE FORMER SOVIET UNION, IN A CONTEMPORARY CENTRAL LONDON SPACE AND WITH FULL SCHOLARLY SUPPORT. GRAD AIMS TO RAISE CRITICAL AWARENESS AND BECOME THE MAIN LONDON VENUE FOR SHOWCASING RUSSIAN ART, FROM THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY TO THE WORK OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS. OBJECTS IN GRAD’S EXHIBITIONS WILL BE LOANED FROM NATIONAL AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN RUSSIA AND OTHER COUNTRIES. THE PROGRAMME HAS A STRONG HISTORICAL FOUNDATION, EACH NEW EXHIBITION OPENING WITH A SEMINAR INVOLVING AN INVITED AUDIENCE AND SPEAKERS OF ACADEMIC AND CURATORIAL EMINENCE IN THE FIELD.

TUESDAY – FRIDAY 10.00 – 19.00
SATURDAY 11.00 – 17.00
3-4a Little Portland Street W1W 7JB London
Tel: 020 7637 7274

http://grad-london.com/subscriptions/first/

 

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