Tyshler, Chaikov, Epstein and others…

A new temporary exhibition “Jewish Avant-Garde. Chagall, Altman, Shterenberg and others” was inaugurated on the 6th of March in the Jewish Museum and the Tolerance Center. It is dedicated to one of the most striking periods in the culture of Russian Jewry.
After the revolution, talented Jewish artists and writers flocked to Moscow and Petrograd, where they played a vital role in the formation and development of the Soviet avant-garde. At the same time, thanks to the newfound freedom of creative thought, this period became a time of unprecedented national upsurge inside the Jewish culture, which sparked an interest in national folk art.
The exhibition demonstrates the evolution of the Jewish avant-garde in Russia – from the actualization of Jewish folk art, adaptation of its manner, and stylization of motifs to the avant-garde stage, expressed in a non-objective abstract form. The largest experimental venues for new Jewish art were national theaters, primarily the Moscow State Jewish Theater (GOSET). Therefore, a fairly extensive section of the exhibition is dedicated to the theater.
Our Museum presented a loan of more than 40 collection items to the exhibition – both examples of folk decorative art and graphic art pieces, including theatrical, by Tyshler, Chaikov, Altman, and other Jewish artists. 
More about the exhibition: https://www.jewish-museum.ru/exhibitions/evreyskiy-avangard-shagal-altman-shterenberg-i-drugie/