Another Russia: Post-Soviet Printmaking
The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 coincided with a period of creative innovation in Russia.
This display is now closed at V&A South Kensington
Print has become an important component of recent Russian art practice. The relationship between printing and publishing, strictly controlled under communism, made the new conditions of freedom all the more inviting.
Red Tower, Yuri Avvakumov, 1986 – 98, Russia. Museum no. E.2090-2004. © Yuri Avvakumov.
Red Work 501, print, Philip Dontsov, 2004, Russia. Museum no. E.362-2005. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Angels of St Petersburg, Stanislav Makarov, 2000. Museum no. E.205-2014. © Stanislav Makarov.
Destroying factories, orange migrants, Gluklya (Natalya Pershina-Yakimanskaya), 2012, Russia. Museum no. E.452-2015. © Natalya Pershina-YakimanskayaE.452-2015.
Lost Ideals of Happy Childhood, Timur Novikov, 2000, Russia. Museum no. E.2086-2004. © Estate of Timur Novikov.
North-Western Enemy from Flags of Main Enemy States, Olga and Alexander Florensky, 2002, Russia. Museum no. E.636:1-2014. © Olga and Alexander Florensky.