Alexander Rodtchenko: The Romantic Revolutionary of the Absurd

March 13, 2008

Speaker: David Elliott

Lecture in English

Multi-talented, and socially engaged, Alexander Rodtchenko was one of the key figures of early 20th century art. Rodtchenko was a painter, sculptor, graphic designer and photographer. He excelled as the latter, with his eloquent shots, innovative and unusual angles, and intriguing use of light and shade.

In his lecture at the MPM Auditorium, art historian David Elliott discussed on the different aspects of Rodtchenko’s photographic work. Elliott specializes in the Russian avant-garde and Central and Eastern European visual arts. He has worked as the director of several museums, including Modern Art Oxford, the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum and the Istanbul Modern.

Organized with Universidad de Málaga, this lecture was part of the programme of activities related to the exhibition On the Human Being. International Photography 1900-1950.


March 13, 2008


Free admission


8:00 pm


According to the program



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