10 окт 2016 | 17:30
1917: 100 years on - Reflections on Art in the Soviet Union. Then and now
Roundtable discussion with Ivan Lindsay, John Milner and Margy Kinmonth
Chaired by Theodora Clarke, Editor at Russian Art and Culture
Monday 10th October 5.30-6.30 pm
The Russian Bookshop at Waterstones and Russian Art and Culture are delighted to present a roundtable discussion with major figures working in the field of Russian art, ahead of the centenary of the Russian Revolution. The twentieth century in Russia was a major moment of cultural and social upheaval after the abolition of centuries of Tsarist rule. Artists were spurred on to create works that would come to define a new age. The large body of painting and sculpture created in the Soviet Union reflects - and in many cases, pushes against - the restrictions and complexities inherent in making art under totalitarianism.
This event coincides with the release of a new major publication, Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture, by Rena Lavery and Ivan Lindsay, published by the Unicorn Press. The author will discuss Soviet works in museums and private collections, highlights from the Moscow School of Painting and large public monuments and personal sculptures. Curator John Milner will share with us a preview of the Royal Academy’s upcoming exhibition on Russian art in 2017. Film director Margy Kinmouth will discuss her new documentary which features artists of the Russian avant-garde such as Chagall, Malevich and Kandinsky which was filmed in Moscow, St Petersburg and London with access to the Tretyakov Gallery, Russian Museum and Hermitage. The speakers will discuss how artists captured both the idealistic aspirations and the harsh reality of the Revolution and its aftermath. The panel will be chaired by Theodora Clarke, Editor of Russian Art and Culture.