Birthday wishes are in order for Vladimir Mayakovsky, the Soviet poet whose 125 anniversary of his birth was July 19. Mayakovsky was also a painter, actor, playwright and co-founder of the Futurist movement. In case you forgot to mark the occasion by delivering a forceful poetry reading or watching one of his films, an exhibition at VDNKh offers the perfect opportunity to appreciate the poet and his legacy. Man-artist-mythThe “100th April” exhibition is located in the pavilion under Vera Mukhina’s Worker and Collective Farm Girl monument at VDNKh. It borrows items from the State Museum of V. V. Mayakovsky to present a comprehensive picture of Mayakovsky as a man, artist and mythical figure. The distinction between these identities is key: As Mayakovsky grew more famous, his cult image clouded the man he really was. Curator Maria Gadas writes on the exhibition website that the show is “based primarily on the desire to show Mayakovsky in real life … after his death, Vladimir Mayakovsky lost his rights to his own satire of the late 1920s, to early love poetry and private life”.The exhibition begins with projected photos from his childhood in Georgia. At age 13, Mayakovsky moved with his family to the Russian… Read full this story
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