Visual Arts

Collection: Popova and constructivism
Visual Arts

Collection: Popova and constructivism

Before the Soviet Union adopted socialist realism as its only valid and authorized style, (one which promoted ‘heroic realism’ in order to glorify the image of the peasant worker through exaggerated figurative painting and sculpture), there was a window open for new style: Constructivism.  A period of experimentation emerged after […]

Ephemeral Architecture at the Serpentine Gallery
Visual Arts

Ephemeral Architecture at the Serpentine Gallery

The annual edition of The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion displays the work of the French architect Jean Nouvel.  In the tradition of the big names in international architecture who have participated in the nine previous editions, (Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Ghery and Rem Koolhaas, among others) Nouvel is presenting his first construction […]