The Russian Revolution is 100 years old and the Royal Academy in London has a major art exhibition looking at some of the art connected with this momentous event. It is important that all our students in the school are aware of their history so that they can become citizens of the world in their future lives. Kasimir Malevich is one of the key figures of the Russian avant-garde. His strange work continues to intrigue and provoke, responses that we hope to continue here at the Royal Greenwich Trust School.
For the hundredth anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, MoMA curator Roxana Marcoci explains how artists such as Malevich, Rodchenko, and Vertov attempted to revolutionize Russian society through new means of artistic production—and how the styles developed by the Russian Avant-Garde still affect how we look at art today.
In this third video a leading contemporary architect – who sadly died this year – explains how her architecture drew on the revolutionary and secret knowledge of Malevich.