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Revolution - New Art for a New World (2017)




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Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Margy Kinmonth, Revolution: New Art for a New World is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde. Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators and performers and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, the film brings the artists of the Russian Avant-Garde to life. It tells the stories of artists like Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich--pioneers who flourished in response to the challenge of building a new art for a new world, only to be broken by implacable authority after 15 short years and silenced by Stalin's Socialist Realism. Yet these remarkable artworks survived and the Russian Avant-Garde continues to exert an influence over contemporary art movements. Revolution: New Art for a New World confirms this; exploring the fascination that these colourful paintings, inventive sculptures and propaganda posters retain over the modern consciousness 100 years on.


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Ultimately a little televisual and perhaps did not require a cinematic release, but even so there is an interesting discourse in here not just how this art related to its period, but how any art can do so, and the importance of that relationship.

November 1, 2017 | Full Review…

The dramatised scenes add little and range from superfluous to baffling, but the commentary on the art itself is fascinating and the sad endings of most artists' stories leave you wondering what might have been.

March 6, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film lays out its subject like an enticing quest, as if many mysteries are about to be uncovered.

March 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Margy Kinmonth's illuminating new documentary... takes us back to a time and place when visual artists were at the forefront of a world-shaking re-ordering of priorities.

March 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Eye-opening stuff, in every sense.

November 7, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A visual feast of a documentary that describes how artists from Chagall to Kandinsky to Malevich rose in tandem with the Russian Revolution in 1917.

November 3, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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