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Inside the show: art of the Russian Revolution

Published 23 March 2017

In these videos, take a look inside our exhibition of post-revolutionary Russian art and learn more about the vast 1932 exhibition in Leningrad that inspired it.

  • An introduction to our exhibition

    Co-curator Ann Dumas gives a quick overview of our exhibition ‘Revolution: Russian art 1917 – 1932’, and explains how this crucial period in art history is sometimes misunderstood.

  • Who was Nikolai Punin?

    Art scholar and writer Nikolai Punin was a shaping force behind the 1932 exhibition of post-revolutionary art that inspired our exhibition. Once an esteemed champion of the avant-garde, Punin ended his life as prisoner of the Soviet state – a victim of Stalin’s brutal clampdown on artistic freedom.


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