2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolutions of February and October 1917. Events marking this anniversary are being held in many places. On 4 February the Hermitage Amsterdam opened 1917. Romanovs & Revolution and on 11 February the Royal Academy in London launched its own Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932.
We had a unique opportunity to see the exhibition at the Royal Academy, with a tour led by curator John Milner: 24 February 2017
REVOLUTION: RUSSIAN ART 1917-1932
- PRIVATE CURATOR-LED TOUR WITH JOHN MILNER
ROYAL ACADEMY, LONDON W1J 0BD
FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2017 - 9.00 am
One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this exhibition will explore one of the most momentous periods in modern world history through the lens of its groundbreaking art. Renowned artists including Kandinsky, Malevich, Chagall and Rodchenko were among those to live through the fateful events of 1917, which ended centuries of Tsarist rule and shook Russian society to its foundations.
Taking inspiration from a remarkable exhibition shown in Russia just before Stalin’s clampdown, the exhibition will mark the historic centenary by focusing on the 15-year period between 1917 and 1932 when possibilities seemed limitless and Russian art flourished across every medium.
For more information on the exhibition go to the Royal Academy website.