||The Museum of Modern Art, New York presents the first U.S. retrospective of the work of Aleksandr Rodchenko (1891-1956), one of the leading Russian artists in the period following the Revolution of October 1917. On view from June 25 through October 6, 1998, the exhibition is comprised of more than 300 works in a wide range of mediums and includes an approximate reconstruction of the Workers' Club that Rodchenko designed for the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. It is organized by Magdalena Dabrowski, Senior Curator, Department of Drawings, and Peter Galassi, Chief Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art; and guest curator Leah Dickerman, Assistant Professor of Art History, Stanford University. The exhibition is accompanied by a book, which reproduces all of the works in the exhibition and includes essays by the three curators as well as by Varvara Rodchenko and Aleksandr Lavrent'ev, the artist's daughter and grandson.
The exhibition and its accompanying publication are made possible by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art and the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund. Additional funding is provided by The Trust for Mutual Understanding, The New York Times Company Foundation, and the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Aleksandr Rodchenko standing before dismantled elements of his Spatial Constructions. 1922. Photograph: Mikhail Kaufman
© 1998 The Museum of Modern Art, New York