Iakov Chernikhov: Architectural Fantasies

4 June - 9 July 1993

  • Iakov Chernikov's Composition 95, from Architectural Fantasies: 101 Compositions, 1933.
  • Exhibition flyer image

Chernikhov, an avant-grade Russian architect, was known as the Soviet Piranesi because of his visionary skills as an artist and craftsman. He created some of the Constructivist Movement’s most powerful and evocative images – a series of “architectural fantasies” produced in 1920s and 1930s, which formed the basis of the exhibition. This exhibition, which consisted of over 400 original drawings and graphic designs, was a rare opportunity to see Chenikhov’s work outside Russia.

A catalogue " Iakov Chernikhov: Architecture of Fantasy" was published to coincide the exhibition and can be viewed in the Resources tab, above.