Russian constructivism is easily in my top five favorite art movements of all time owing to its bold experimentation coupled with the cleverest of modern graphic design, and Alexander Rodchenko and Liubov Popova were the masters of the form in a time when innovation was busting out all over. Popova is pictured here to the right of Varvara Stepanova, Rodchenko's wife and an artist in her own right whose fabric designs are referenced in the current Mai-Thu Perret show at SFMOMA. Curator Margarita Tupitsyn has paired work by Rodchenko and Popova for a new exhibit at Tate Modern entitled Defining Constructivism, and Adrian Searle found himself absolutely entranced:
Besides their paintings the show includes an entire section on the artists' design projects, from awesome posters by Rodchenko to Popova's sketches of dresses Tilda Swinton might still be inclined to wear today. You can see some highlights from the exhibition here, and then click here for an excellent interview with Rodchenko's grandson Alexander Lavrentiev in which he talks about his grandpa's prankster side.