The heritage, the tutors and the methods of Vkhutemas (Higher Art and Technical Studios) will be discussed by art historians, critics, and designers. The programme is curated by Alexandra Selivanova (architecture historian, Senior Researcher at Museum of Moscow) and Daria Sorokina (art historian, tour guide at Bauhaus, Dessau). Rustam Gabbasov, co-publisher at Sсhrift Publishers will speak about the typography of Vkhutemas. Illustrations below are hand-picked by Alyona Sokolnikova, design history tutor, founder of Design in Details. She will give a talk about the basic course of Vkhutemas and the role of propaedeutic disciplines at the school.
Two of talks in the programme will be conducted in English. Estrella Juárez Millán on June 26, 12 p.m. (Women artists of Russian avant-garde and their contribution to teaching methods of Vkhutemas). Evangelos Kotsioris on June 26, 3 p.m. (Lost In Translation: the first director of MoMA, Alfred H. Barr Jr. at Vkhutemas). All times are Moscow time (UTC +3). All talks will later be available online, with English translation.
Zakhar Bykov. Logo design for GOMZA, 1927. Courtesy Stroganov Academy Museum
Zakhar Bykov. Draft for Iskra magazine cover. Krasnaya Nov publishing house, #5 1926. Courtesy Stroganov Academy Museum
Zakhar Bykov. Cover for Metallist magazine. Year 6, #19. Published by TSK VSRM, 1926. Courtesy Stroganov Academy Museum
Georgy Echeistov. Alternative book cover for Oda Vyborgskomu Rayonu by Ivan Aksionov, 1922. Courtesy Roman Babichev
Galina Chicagova, Olga Chichagova. Book design for Chto Iz Chego by Nikolai Smirnov. Moscow, Zemlya I Fabrika publishing house, 1927
Vkhutemas publishing faculty staff and students (Vladimir Favorsky, Pavel Pavlinov, Andrei Goncharov, Mikhail Pikov, Boris Grozevsky, Mikhail Tarkhanov). Book design for Moscovsky teatr revolyutsiyi (Moscow Revolutionary Theater) 1922–1932. Moscow, Mosoblispolkom publishing house, 1933
Zakhar Bykov. Draft for Dobrolyot. 70 let logo, 1925. Courtesy Stroganov Academy Museum