Gallery Talk

The Politics of Abstraction


Friday, October 12, 2018
2 – 3 pm
Exhibition Galleries

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Learn about abstraction’s role as a tool of political expression in the wake of the Russian Revolution on this tour led by Chris Gartrell, Associate Manager of Adult Programs. Explore the meaning behind competing styles employed by artists Marc Chagall and Kazimir Malevich during their time at the People’s Art School in Vitebsk in the exhibition Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918 - 1922

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El Lissitzky, Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge, 1919–20/1965–80, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.