Received from the Pushkin Club
'A SLAP IN THE FACE' AT THE ESTORICK COLLECTION
The first exhibition in England to focus on the complex and fascinating
relationship between Russian and Italian Futurism is to be held at the
Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1, from
Wednesday 28 March until Sunday 10 June 2007.
The exhibition draws upon works from the Musée national d’art moderne,
the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, the Costakis Collection, Tate Modern,
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum,
British Library and numerous private collections from Europe, the United
and the UK. It represents an unparalleled opportunity for British
see important, but rarely seen, examples of Italian and Russian Futurist
the intimate surroundings of this London gallery.
A Slap in the Face! Futurists in Russia has been organized in conjunction
the Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University, where it will be on display
June to 18 August 2007. The exhibition is curated by John Milner,
Emeritus in Art History at Newcastle University who is currently teaching
courses on Russian art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Milner has published many books on Russian art, including Vladimir Tatlin
the Russian Avant-garde (1983), Kazimir Malevich and the Art of Geometry
and A Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Artists, 1420-1970 (1999). The
is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.
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