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The Russian Avant-garde

Dreaming the Future Through Art and Design

October 18, 2018 – April 7, 2019
Now extended to April 7, 2019

Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Sakıp Sabancı Cad 42, Emirgan 34467 Istanbul


This comprehensive dive into the influence of the Russian Avant-garde on 20th century art is the largest of its kind in Turkey. Comprised of a selection of 513 works from Moscow’s All-Russian Museum of Decorative Arts and Multimedia Art Museum and works from leading private collections in Europe, the exhibition sheds a light upon the important place Russian Avant-Garde occupies in the history of art.

With works that include paintings, design, literature, film and theatre and selections from world-renowned artists like Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko and Lyubov Popova, the scope of the period’s power and potential for societal transformation is on display.


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