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Collaborative of Russian Poster Artists, Rodchenko 120, On Display at Peeler Art Center April 26 - June 10

March 21, 2013

On the occasion of the 120th birthday of Aleksandr Rodchenko, twenty of today's best Russian poster artists formed a collaborative called Rodchenko 120 to design a poster in memory of the late Constructivist artist. The posters, first exhibited as part of Moscow Design Week, are currently on display in Europe and the United States through 2013.  DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler is hosting one of the exhibitions, which opens April 26 and remains on view through June 10. (at right: poster by artist Eugene Dobrovinskiy; DePauw University Permanent Collection)

DePauw’s installation will feature the Rodchenko-inspired posters, as well as film and a number of books surveying the life of Aleksandr Rodchenko.  The film, Rodchenko and the Russian Avant-garde, is shown with permission from Copernicus Films.  It is part of a series of six films about the Russian Avant-garde produced and directed by Michael Craig.

The exhibition is made possible by a generous donation from the Russian Academy of Graphic Design and the Moscow Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee. (at right: poster by artist Igor Gurovich; DePauw University Permanent Collection)

According to Sergey Serov, the committee organizer for Moscow Design Week, "The posters are not only a tribute to the great artist, but a reflection on the historical destiny of graphic design." 

The galleries at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center are open Monday-through-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m., and are closed during University breaks and holidays. Please visit our website for more information about special events associated with this exhibition. The galleries are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Craig Hadley, curator of exhibitions and University collections, at (765) 658-6556 or craighadley@depauw.edu.

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