Beyonsense: The Russian Avant-garde and the Illustrated Book, 1913-1920

Begin Date2006-07-21
End Date2006-10-22
CuratorsHeather MacDonald
Last Harvested At2022-07-02
OrganizerDallas Museum of Art
DescriptionThis exhibition explores a moment of radical experimentation on the illustrated book. During the first decades of the 20th century, Russian avant-garde artists and poets collaborated on small illustrated volumes of poetry, theory, and prose in which text merges with illustration, and written language becomes visual imagery. In the pages from these books, visitors will be confronted with an innovative, challenging, and playful confusion of word and image. The exhibition features the work of Kazimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova, Nikolai Kulbin, El Lissitzsky, and others.