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About the book

Staging the Avant-Garde is a bilingual catalog for the eponymous exhibition organized and shown at the Ukrainian Museum in New York from February to October 2015. The catalog contains all of the exhibition’s 142 works: 125 costume sketches by such artists as Alexandra Exter (Oleksandra Ekster), Oleksandr Khvostenko-Khvostov, Borys Kosarev, Vadym Meller, and Anatol Petrytsky, 3 theater posters, and 14 documentary photos. This is the first extensive scholarly publication dedicated the debut of the avant-garde within the framework of painting and the emergence of avant-garde visions on the stage and screen. It is the product of detailed research done by the catalog’s authors—experts on the Ukrainian avant-garde: John E. Bowlt, Valentyna Chechyk, Mayhill Fowler, Nicoletta Misler, Myroslava M. Mudrak, Tetiana Rudenko, and Hanna Veselovska—who furthermore explore the modern European trends of symbolism, Cubism, and 20th-century Futurism as reflected in Ukrainian theater

  • Cover: Paperback
  • Language: English and Ukrainian
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Parameters: 23.5 x 30 x 3 cm; weight: 1.2 kg
  • Year: 2015
  • Category: Exhibition Catalogue
  • ISBN: 978-0-9908522-0-9
About the authors

Myroslava M. Mudrak

Tetiana Rudenko