Beyonsense: The Russian Avant-garde and the Illustrated Book, 1913-1920
Dallas Museum of Art
This exhibition explores a moment of radical experimentation on the illustrated book. During the first decades of the 20th century, Russian avant-garde artists and poets collaborated on small illustrated volumes of poetry, theory, and prose in which text merges with illustration, and written language becomes visual imagery. In the pages from these books, visitors will be confronted with an innovative, challenging, and playful confusion of word and image. The exhibition features the work of Kazimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova, Nikolai Kulbin, El Lissitzsky, and others.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.