Documentary that encapsulates – Russian Avant-Garde to life. 

Revolution: New Art for a New World

Premier: Uránia Movie Theater – Budapest – from June, 1. 2017.

5 p.m. Saturday, June, 10. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20. Ceremonial Hall

District, VIII. 21. Rákóczi Road

Can art be fully understood without the political conditions under which it was produced?  The  Revolution: New Art for a New World examines the rise and fall of an artistic movement embedded in their political and historical context. In this new documentary, director Margy Kinmouth zooms in on the 1917 Bolshevik revolution to appreciate the vibrant, abstract work of the Russian avant-garde … the documentary gives the answer.

Revolution: New Art for a New World taking the audience through 90 minutes of a bold and exciting featuring documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde.

The documentary tells stories of amazing artists like Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich – pioneers who flourished in response to the challenge of building a new art for a new world and  draws attention to art of post-Revolutionary Russia deserves to be more widely understood, the unhappy fate of some of the country’s most creative people after  implacable authority after 15 years after the 1917 Russian Revolution when some of the most exciting art the world had ever seen. These where the short years silenced by Stalin’s Socialist Realism.

Artists found new ways to represent the hopes of the newly free, optimistic country led by Lenin, but after his death they were silenced when Stalin enforced socialist realism as a political tool. Many were killed or sent to the gulag.

Also drawing  the attention 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.  Fortunately,  these remarkable artworks survived and the Russian Avant-Garde continues to exert an influence over contemporary art movements.  The New Art for a New World confirms this exploring the fascination that these colourful paintings, inventive sculptures.

This semi-dramatised documentary reveals how many artworks survived the purge and went on to influence the artistic world. Focusing on artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich and Marc Chagall.

The film is in English language with Hungarian subtile. Ticket available on the spot.

The documentary under 12 year-old children is not recommended!

Update Aggie Reiter

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