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Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932

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Natalia Murray

Sunday 15th October 11:45 - 12:45 | Northwood House

Dr Natalia Murray, curator of the recent major exhibition Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 at the Royal Academy of Arts, explores the extraordinary diversity of art made in Russia during one of the most turbulent periods in modern history. In October 1917 Vladimir Lenin and the socialist Bolshevik party swept to power. During the heady days after the Revolution, Kazimir Malevich, Vasily Kandinsky and others pursued their experiments in pure colour and form to create new art for a new world. But, increasingly, the Soviet state demanded art that was representational and that could be easily understood by the masses. In 1932 Joseph Stalin issued a decree that all art must express Soviet ideology.  While many exhibitions have focused on the great achievements of the Russian avant-garde, this exhibition was the first in Britain to re-assess and to engage fully with artistic and historical complexity of this fascinating period.

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