One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this powerful exhibition explores one of the most momentous periods in modern world history through the lens of its groundbreaking art.
REVOLUTION RUSSIAN ART 1917-1932
Lecture with Barrie Garnham
Thursday 2nd February
7.30pm – 9.00pm
£15.00 including a glass of wine
Barrie will be lecturing on this major and powerful spring exhibition opening at the Royal Academy on the 11th February – 17th April 2017.
Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, he will chart the formative years of Soviet Russia through its diverse and brilliantly original art. Beginning with the year of the Revolution, he will examine an era of unprecedented artistic innovation, optimism and imagination – one which came to an abrupt and brutal end in 1932 with Stalin’s suppression of the avant-garde.
This far-ranging exhibition will – for the first time – survey the entire artistic landscape of post-Revolutionary Russia, encompassing Kandinsky’s boldly innovative compositions, the dynamic abstractions of Malevich and the Suprematists, and the emergence of Socialist Realism, which would come to define Communist art as the only style accepted by the regime.