Meet the Writer, Nobert Evdayev

Book and art documentary presentation.

Event Venue:

Russian Bookstore No. 21
174 Fifth Ave (btw. 22nd & 23rd St)

Event Date:

January 28, 2009

Book and art documentary presentation.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 6:30 PM

David Burliuk (1882-1967), widely considered as a father of Russian futurism, great provocateur, practical organizer and energetic force behind the most significant events and publications in the early Russian Avant-garde movement, had a long and daring life.

The second edition of Nobert Yevdayev’s book, David Burliuk in America, an exploration of life and art of David Burliuk, based on archive material such as photographs, drawings, paintings, documents, including recently declassified Japanese police reports, many of which had been never published before.

David Burliuk in America had been preceded by the other book, Ogasavara During the Stay of Burliuk, written by Nobert Yevdaev in cooperation with the Japanese author, Akira Suzuki, and published in Russian and Japanese in 2006. This was a first book built on available at the time archival material, that shed light on David Burliuk’s activities in Japan during his immigration in 1920-1922.

The documentary, Hostages of the Future, was produced at the Moscow studio of documentary films and dedicated to this pioneering artist. The script was written by Andrey Shemjakin and Nobert Yevdayev, and the film was directed by Roman Karmen (Senior), filmed in Moscow in 2008.

In both the book and documentary, Nobert Yevdayev saw his task to give an account of Burliuk’s life as the artist, poet, art critic, journalist, and publisher through the less known two years period in Japan and forty-five years in the United States.