30 August 2019
In June 2019, Kettle’s Yard patrons visited the Natalia Goncharova exhibition at Tate Modern and enjoyed a private early-morning tour by Katy Wan, Assistant Curator of the exhibition, before the museum opened to the public.
Katy gave patrons a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the first retrospective of the Russian avant-garde artist (1881-1962) to be shown in the UK. Most of the works in the exhibition had never been shown in this country before. Katy discussed Goncharova’s wide-ranging practice, looking at her folk art to her costume design and backdrops for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. The tour also explored her diverse sources and influences, including Fauvism and Cubism as well as avant-garde cinema.
Patrons were able to ask Katy in-depth questions about the curation of the exhibition, the works and the life of Natalia Goncharova. We are very grateful to Katy and the Tate Modern for providing this very special opportunity to see the exhibition out-of-hours.
The tour was one of a programme of special events organised for patrons of Kettle’s Yard. Please click here for more information about the different patrons groups at Kettle’s Yard. If you would like to become a patron, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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