06.09.2015 — 19.09.2015
Place: The Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val, 10, Krymsky Val, Moscow

Organized by: Moscow Design Museum together with the State Tretyakov Gallery 

A series of discussions devoted to avant-garde and its influence on design. The participants are: Boris Uhananov (artistic director of Electrotheatre STANISLAVSKY), Alexander Lavrentyev (professor, Vice-rector for scientific work in the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Art and Industry (MGHPA), design historian), Stepan Lukyanov (art director in the Moscow Design Museum), Victoria Andreyanova (fashion designer), and Protey Temen (designer and media artist). Director of the Moscow Design Museum, Alexandra Sankova, will ask the artists about the role of one of the most outstanding Russian art movements in design today. 

Russian avant-garde artists – Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Alexey Gan, Vesnin brothers, Lubov Popova, Vladimir Tatlin, El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis – have founded the first Soviet design school. The ideas of constructivism, suprematism, and cubo-futurism have influenced design in Russia and all around the world. These ideas and the Vkhutemas practices are still relevant today laying basis for study programs in different countries. The fundamentals of avant-garde – searching for new forms and media, breaking with tradition – can be now seen in every artistic sphere. How popular are the ideas of avant-garde today? Does avant-garde still exist? How do contemporary artists and designers understand its concept?

  6 September, 18:00-19:30 - Boris Uhananov
10 September, 18:00-19:30 - Alexander Lavrentyev
15 September, 18:00-19:30 - Stepan Lukyanov 
18 September, 18:00-19:30 - Victoria Andreyanova 
19 September, 18:00-19:30 - Protey Temen

Entrance by ticket to The Tretyakov Gallery