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OUTSIDE TOKYO

‘Seeking for Utopia’

The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

by Jordan Sievers

Staff Writer

From the October Revolution of 1917 through the 1930s, the promise of Utopia within the USSR was an important ideology in the development of the nation. As such a central theme to society, it naturally also became a focus of Russian art.

On loan from the collection of fashion designer Ruki Masumoto, the Russian works of this show represent famous Soviet Union artists such as Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko and the Stenberg brothers. Featuring more than 170 posters, some of which are being shown in public for the first time, the exhibition centers on early modern design under the theme of “Utopia.” This exhibition will be free to the public on Nov. 17 (Museum Foundation Memorial Day); Oct. 26-Jan. 26.

The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama; 2208-1, Isshiki, Hayama, Kanagawa. Shin-Zushi Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,100. Closed Mon. 046-875-2800; www.moma.pref.kanagawa.jp