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Contemporary Russian Poster Design Exhibition
July 19 @ 8:00 am – September 15 @ 5:00 pm
The culture of a people is tied closely to their homeland and territory. It is a powerful, emotional connection that applies to all territories, including the Russian Federation. How did the collapse of the Soviet Union influence graphic design?
This summer an exhibition of Russian Poster Art is at the MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, asking the following question of the visiting audience.
“How do Prominent Russian contemporary poster art and graphic design works compare to the expectations and stereotypes of the western world?”
How has Russian graphic design and typography changed, is the political symbolism and propagandistic style of the past as pronounced as previously?
It is a fascinating topic for Western Europeans and those from further afield.
Is the new Russia recognizable in the exhibition pieces? Is there now such a thing as a school of Russian design, stylistically speaking?
Before visiting this exhibition, know what your expectations are, because they are sure to be challenged, laying all stereotypes bare.
Modest and down to earth, his talent speaks volumes. Creator and editor-in-chief of the (kAk) Magazine, a major influence in the Russian graphic design scene in Russia. He is also the founder and creative director of the Design Depot in Moscow.
Yuri Gulitov, former art director of the newspaper “Kommersant” the artist has previously stated he is “inspired by various artistic and architectural styles, including brutalism, constructivism, dynamism, and a quest for freedom from establishment rules”. In a piece in themoscowtimes.com back in 2013 he was listed as one of Russia’s top 20 designers and has won the Golden Bee many times over the years.
Igor’s most famous international work was unveiled in 2018 when Igor designed the official FIFA 2018 poster featuring Lev Yashin and paying homage to Soviet Constructivism. Igor is a member of the Russian Academy of Graphic Design, a teacher at the National Research University Higher School of Economics and was one of the founders of the Ostengruppe design lab. He has won many awards over the years, including the Golden Bee.
Co-Founder of the Ostengruppe design lab, he defines posters as “being a game, a self-test, an experiment and a way to position myself in space – to show who you really are”.
A student of Yuri Gulitov, and Peter Bankov at the Design Depot, who in spite of being young, amazes spectators with her unbelievably clever, thought-out geometrical schemes.
A long-time contributor to international poster competitions, Dimitry has won many awards over the years. His work was featured in exhibitions at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
Szergej Szerov, Major Lajos
The event was published in collaboration with Visit Debrecen.