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Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910–1917

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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, 60208-2410

This exhibition explores the way Russian avant-garde poets and artists responded to this crisis through their book art. Often working collaboratively, poets and artists designed pages in which rubber-stamped experimental poetry shared space with archaic and modern scripts, as well as with primitive and abstract imagery. The Russian avant-garde utilized such verbal and visual disruptions to convey humor, parody and an ambivalence about Russia's past, present, and future.

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