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Igor Gurovich poster
Poster designed by Igor Gurovich

Rodchenko 120

April 25 - June 10, 2013

Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

On the occasion of the 120th birthday of Aleksandr Rodchenko, twenty of the best Russian poster artists of today 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.  Sergey Serov, the committee organizer for Moscow Design Week, writes: "the posters are not only a tribute to the great artist, but a reflection on the historical destiny of graphic design."  DePauw’s installation features the Rodchenko-inspired posters, as well as film and a number of books surveying the life of Aleksandr Rodchenko.

This exhibition is made possible by a generous donation from the Russian Academy of Graphic Design and the Moscow Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee.

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.