Fully illustrated, extensive catalogue exploring the “Organic” school in the Russian avant-garde, featuring works by Elena Gura and Mikhail Matyushin amongst others.


Published by Galerie Gmurzynska on the occasion of an exhibition at the gallery space in Cologne, curated by Alla Povelikhina.


Edited by Alla Povelikhina, Krystyna Gmurzynska, Chrysanthi Kotrouzinis and Mathias Rastorfer.


Text contributions by Alla Povelikhina, Andrei Nakov, Vasily Rakitin, John E. Bowlt, Evgeni Kovtun, Nikolai Khardzhiev, Zoia Ender, Alexei Kostroma, May Miturich-Khlebnikov, Nicoletta Misler, Lev Mochalov, and Isabel Wünsche

Historical writings by Mikhail Matyushin, Elena Guro, Velimir Khlebnikov, David Burliuk, Boris Ender, Maria Ender, Paul Mansouroff, Pyotr Miturich, Kazimir Malevich, and Vladimir Sterligov.


24.5 x 21.5 cm, 277 pages with 62 black and white photographs, 32 black and white illustrations and 95 colour illustrations.


A video cassette of the non-objective performance “The Birth of Light, Color and Volume”, choreographed by Alexei Kostroma was also produced.



An abridged Russian version of the catalogue has been published by RA Editions, Moscow, in 2000.