Alphabeticon: Russian Experiments with Text and Images in the 20th Century

Friday, May 30, 2003 to Tuesday, September 30, 2003

The Hoover Archive is opening today an exhibition on Visuality, Corporeality and Literacy in the Culture of Modernity in collaboration with the Stanford Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures that will be on display from May 8 - August 30 of 2003 in its Exhibit Pavilion at Stanford.

The Hoover Archive is opening today an exhibition on Visuality, Corporeality and Literacy in the Culture of Modernity in collaboration with the Stanford Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures that will be on display from May 8 – August 30 of 2003 in its Exhibit Pavilion at Stanford.

The exhibition, based on the collections of the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Libraries, will examine the interplay of two paradigms of perception, the visual and the textual, through a broad range of Russian and Soviet artifacts, Futurist, Constructivist, and Conceptualist works, including posters, books for children, writers' manuscripts, and hand-written books. It will serve the investigation of the relationship between the written text and visual image in their various forms and manifestations: literature, visual arts, and performance.