Sunday, 13 April 2008
NOT: Alexander Rodchenko, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
Two arts dates with Huy, two NOTs in a row. Actually, Rodchenko left me indifferent rather NOT but I don't think I've ever gone to an exhibition and finished it in 45 minutes. His work was distinctly Soviet, with lots of gymnastic formations, peasants towing the fields for Communism and women in headscarves. I wasn't particularly impressed by his camera angles or his photomontages, but as Yalin pointed out maybe they were revolutionary for the 20s, where photographs were generally stiff portraits.