Father of Constructivism
24th May – 25th June, 2016
Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956) was a founder of Russian Constructivism, and one of the most versatile artists who emerged from the upheaval of 1917. Rodchenko’s photographic experiments, along with photomontage and graphic design, evolved into an aesthetic that is still highly recognisable a century later.
The photographs in this exhibition are mostly from the 1920s, when Rodchenko was beginning his search for new media to express the revolutionary ideal. They were printed in a limited edition from the original plates by his grandson Alexander Larientieuw at the Rodchenko Workshops in Moscow in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
Admission is free as part of the PhotoEast festival.