Revolution: Russia 1917-1932: podcast round-up

Published 16 March 2017

Catch up on events at the RA surrounding our exhibition of art during the Russian Revolution.

  • Introduction to ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932’

    An introduction to the exhibition by its co-curator Professor John Milner, investigating how artists from Kazimir Malevich to Alexander Deineka made Russian art revolutionary in the first 15 years after the Bolshevik revolution of 1917.

  • Film and the Soviet avant garde

    Professor of Film and Media History Ian Christie discusses the place of film as an art form after the revolution in Russia and the relationship between Soviet filmmakers and other artists of the time.

  • Art in the service of the Russian Revolution

    Dr Natalia Murray, co-curator of the RA’s ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917-32’, explores how visual art was used to propagate revolutionary and communist ideas in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.

  • Art under state control from the Russian Revolution to today

    It’s evident that art can survive even under a severe curtailment of artistic freedom, but can creativity flourish? To what extent do today’s governments preside over their countries’ cultural sectors, and should they?

  • The Soviet state and the avant-garde

    Professor Christina Lodder and writer and curator Konstantin Akinsha explore the complex relationship between the Soviet leadership and the avant-garde art movement in Russia from 1917 to 1932.


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