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Jimmy Robert: <EM>It’s not lame...it’s Lamé</EM>
Jimmy Robert: It’s not lame...it’s Lamé
Jimmy Robert: It’s not lame...it’s Lamé
BERLIN, GERMANY  •  Tanya Leighton  •  14 March - 18 April 2015
 
Born in Guadeloupe, Jimmy Robert was raised and educated in Europe in the 1990s – an era in which questions of citizenship and representation were hotly contested. Rather than creating conspicuously political artworks, Robert takes his cues from cultural figures of the recent past-avant-garde writers, filmmakers, visual artists – who were not only pioneers in their respective art forms but also deft at subtly registering the traumas and effects of their social conditions. Robert’s concern for the body – both personal and political – in addition to his interest in the poetic potential of ephemeral materials unites much of his work, which ranges in media from photography, film, and video to sculpture and collaborative performance.

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Contact: Tanya Leighton
Kurfürstenstraße 156
10785 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 221607770

A. Vesnin: Project design of the external façade of VKHUTEMAS dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the October RevolutionPaper, printing, watercolor© The Schusev State Museum of Architecture Moscow / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014
A. Vesnin: Project design of the external façade of VKHUTEMAS dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution
Paper, printing, watercolor
© The Schusev State Museum of Architecture Moscow / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014
Vkhutemas: A Russian Laboratory of Modernity
BERLIN, GERMANY  •  Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin  •  5 December 2014 - 6 April 2015
 
 
Vkhutemas, often referred to as the “Russian Bauhaus”, was a legendary art school of Modernism in the 1920s. This is the first exhibition in Germany to show an important sampling – mainly focused on architecture – of the work of Vkhutemas. On display will be some 250 works: sketches, drawings, paintings and models by staff and students. The exhibition has been mounted by the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow. These “Higher Artistic-Technical Workshops” were founded in 1920 by decree of the Soviet government. In eight faculties divided into production workshops (Wood, Metal, Textiles, Printmaking, Ceramics) and art workshops (Painting, Sculpture, Architecture) several thousand students received instruction. An introductory course with a completely novel artistic and scientific curriculum was followed by a degree course lasting several years. The staff of the school consisted of famous artists and architects of both sexes, whose names are associated with the heyday of the Russian avant garde: El Lissitzky, Naum Gabo, Moisei Ginzburg, Gustav Klutsis, Vasily Kandinsky, Nikolai Ladovsk, Alexander Melnikov, Lyubov Popova, Alexander Rodchenko, Alexei Shchusev, Varvara Stepanova, Vladimir Tatlin and Alexander Vesnin. The aim was to harness art and architecture to the task of making the “New Man”, thus bringing about a revolutionary renewal of the relationship between art and society. But the bitter disputes that broke out over the “right” course were also reflected in the history of the school, its teachers and its students, since architecture, as a “synthetic art”, had a key role to play here.

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Contact: Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin
Niederkirchnerstraße 7 | Corner Stresemannstr. 110
10963 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 254 86-0



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