Art and the Russian Revolution

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20 May 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies
320 Brixton Rd
London SW9 6AB
£5.00. (SCRSS members: £3.00; or free if attending the preceeding AGM).
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Saturday 20 May 2017, 14.00
Illustrated Lecture: Christine Lindey on Art and the Russian Revolution

How artists put avant-garde art at the service of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Kandinsky and Malevich challenged Tsarist aesthetic, political and social norms to create a modernist art for the new age. Tatlin, Popova and Rodchenko designed innovatory textiles, ceramics and furniture for workers and peasants. Artists spread socialist ideas through films, portable theatre and literacy campaigns on decorated boats and trains, as well as through posters and mass re-enactments of revolutionary events.

Christine Lindey has taught art history including for many years as Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts, London and at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Her book Art in the Cold War: from Vladivostok to Kalamazoo (1990) pioneered the comparative study of Soviet and Western art. She is a visual arts critic for the Morning Star and her fifth book- Art for All: British Socially Committed Art of the 1940s and 1950s, will be published in the Autumn 2017.

Admission: £5.00. (SCRSS members: £3.00; or free if attending the preceeding AGM).

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