Past Display Ran from 8 December 2016 to 15 August 2017

Another Russia: Post-Soviet Printmaking

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 coincided with a period of creative innovation in Russia.

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.

Display Highlights

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Red Tower, Yuri Avvakumov, 1986 – 98, Russia. Museum no. E.2090-2004. © Yuri Avvakumov

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Red Work 501, print, Philip Dontsov, 2004, Russia. Museum no. E.362-2005. © Philipp Dontsov

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Angels of St Petersburg, Stanislav Makarov, 2000, Russia. Museum no. E.205-2014. © Stanislav Makarov

Destoring factories
Destroying factories, orange migrants, Gluklya (Natalya Pershina-Yakimanskaya), 2012, Russia. Museum no. E.452-2015. © Natalya Pershina-Yakimanskaya

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Lost Ideals of Happy Childhood, Timur Novikov, 2000, Russia. Museum no. E.2086-2004. © Estate of Timur Novikov

North west flag
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