Breaking the Rules
The Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900 - 1937

Explore Europe's creative revolution of the early 20th century - one that ripped up the rule books of visual art, design, photography, literature, theatre, music and architecture, and whose effects are still felt, heard and seen today.

Mainly through the medium of print, Breaking the Rules throws new light on Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, Suprematism, Constructivism, Surrealism and other movements; on the artists who changed the face of modern culture for ever; and on the cities that experienced their work, from Brussels to Budapest, Vienna to Vitebsk.

Star items include Marinetti's futurist experiment with words, type and visual text,Zang Tumb Tuum; the Burliuk Brothers' Tango with Cows; and the notebooks and corrected proofs of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

In addition to browsing books, manifestos, flyers, posters and even album covers, you can see remarkable films and listen to rare historic recordings.

Programme of Talks:
• 13 Feb Mingle / Late Date (social)
• 18 Feb Slap in the face: Manifestos (debate)
• 18-22 Feb Free Activities for February Half Term
• 19 Feb France–Italy (talk)
• 26 Feb Avant Garde in Yugoslavia (talk)
• 26 Feb (nobleandsilver): manifestos (comedy)
• 3 Mar T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land (talk)
• 4 Mar Peggy Guggenheim, Mistress of Modernism (talk)
• 5 Mar A Salon with Gertrude Stein (performance)
• 11 Mar Russian Futurism and Constructivism (talk)
• 11 Mar Music of the Russian Avant Garde (talk)
• 18 Mar A Futurist Banquet
• 18 Mar Kassak and the Hungarian Avant Garde (talk)
• 25 Mar France–Italy (talk)
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Location: Pearson Gallery, The British Library, London NW1 2DB
Admission: Free
Breaking the Rules <br>The Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900 - 1937

Event Title: Breaking the Rules
The Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900 - 1937
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