Futurologia explores the legacy of the avant-garde movement
of the early 20th century, showing how the work of pioneering artist Kazimir
Malevich continues to influence Russian artists today with newly commissioned,
large-scale works by contemporary artists.
Russian Utopias examines the theme of utopia in Russian art over the
last 20 years, the exhibition demonstrates how the concept of utopia has
evolved over time, and has been subject to radically different interpretations
from being regarded as an archaeological monument to acting as a vehicle to
imagine an alternative future. By tracing the development of these ideas in
contemporary art, the exhibition explores how utopian ideals and dreams are an
important part of the Russian character and society.
Futurologia and Russian Utopias are part of
Année France – Russie 2010, the cultural exchange between Russia and