Art in Revolution: From Avant-Garde to Socialist Realism From Feb 9th through May 4th, 2007Following the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917 and the dismemberment of Tsarist Russia’s cultural heritage, radical Russian artists experimented with all manner of avant-garde and Modernist principles. In 1920, artists, aspiring for a universal appeal, advocated for and created a new Constructivist art employing commonly recognized colors and abstract geometric shapes crossing cultural boundaries. Within two years, however, other Soviet artists were calling for a new art that would render “a true picture” of the “everyday life of the Red Army, of workers and peasants, of revolutionary figures and heroes of labor” rather than “abstract fabrications” that “discredit our revolution.” In the early 1930s, Joseph Stalin began to attack the experimentalists as enemies of artistic and social progress, and dictated that Socialist Realism become enshrined as the only appropriate art for the Soviet state. The exhibition was curated by Wolfsonian-FIU librarians Nicolae Harsanyi and Francis Luca and it explores the complex issues and evolution of Soviet art amidst a fascinating assemblage of graphic art and artifacts culled from The Wolfsonian’s world-class collection of Soviet art. Art in Revolution: From Avant-garde to goo in Stalin’s Russia, 1917-1945.
Ramón Williams is an artist that shows little concern about boundaries. Formed as an art educator, his perception of art is undermined by a sense of integrality that allows him to move from one art … +
Alonso Art in Wynwood Art District opens the exhibition Moving Image: Video, Animation and Software Art, featuring works by Francis Acea, Alexandre Arrechea, Ramie Blatt and Claudio Castillo. Moving Image is a simple approach to … +
After a successful launch in 2005, Pulse Miami returns to the Wynwood District, running concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach at 2700 NW 2nd Avenue at NW 27th Street in Wynwood Art District. During its … +
Safety Box is a project room created by Francis Acea, exhibited in association with PM Gallery owners Martin Parker and Gary Mercer. The exhibition examines critical representations of value in contemporary marketplace, establishing a parallel … +