Moscow | 19.04.2013 - 25.06.2013
"For the first time in Russia, this retrospective will present the centuries-long history and tradition of Russian packaging, starting from original folksy solutions to contemporary, world-renowned examples of design. Curators of the exhibition examine the history of Russian graphic and industrial design by looking at artifacts of national material culture. A timeline of artistic styles and movements forms the basis of the exposition. These include eclecticism and neo-Russian style, art nouveau, Russian avant-garde and constructivism, Stalin’s empire style and socialist realism, mid-century modernism, 1980’s eclecticism, computerized experiments of the 1990’s and contemporary trends.
Visitors to the exhibition will not only be introduced to the process of how package design is created but will also see original hand-made sketches and models. Besides food packaging, perfume and medical products the exhibition will include interesting examples of packaging for household items, textiles and toys."