Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

Reconstruction of an Era

Reconstruction of an Era: , Saint-Petersburg
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“Fashion for the People! From Constructivism to Design” is the title of an exhibition at the Sheremetyev Palace.

The key exhibits in the display — reconstructions of costumes created by volunteer designers under the guidance of fashion historian Natalia Kozlova and artist Sergey Vasiliev based on the sketches and photographs of Alexander Rodchenko, Nadezhda Lamanova, Varvara Stepanova, Lyubov Popova, Sergey Eisenstein, Alexandra Ekster, Alexander Vesnin and other artists — have reconstructed a whole era. The exhibition also includes theatrical costumes, fabrics, kerchiefs, sportswear, photographs, posters, magazine covers and sketches of architectural masterpieces of the 1920s from major Russian museums.

The exhibition describes the role played by constructivists in creating the industrial art of the 1920s, which only fifty years later began to be called design. The display reflects every facet of the avant-garde style which manifested itself in Russian fine and applied art, architecture, photography, printing and literature, sport, theatre and costume. The constructivists were the first in the world to promote the slogan “Art Belongs to the People!” and to create new democratic art and fashion in the difficult conditions of the destroyed country.

Until 2 September.

34 Nab. Reki Fontanki. T: 272 4441.

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August 2019

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