NADFAS at Night London Series - The Avant-Garde in Revolutionary Russia
The 2014 series of NADFAS at Night London, begins this June at a secret pop-up location in the heart of Covent Garden. This private club has a distinct 50’s retro feel and our brilliant lectures will take place in the small, intimate theatre.
Kicking off the series is a lecture by the founder of Russian Art Week, Theodora Clarke. “The Avant-Garde in Revolutionary Russia“ acts as a preview to the up and coming exhibitions of Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde at Tate Modern and Russian Avant-Garde Theatre at the Victoria and Albert museum.
Date: 3rd June
Speaker: Theodora Clarke
Venue: Secret Location in Covent Garden London. To be revealed on purchase of ticket.
Time: 6:15pm Doors open for drinks 7:30pm Lecture begins
Price: £10 pp which includes a complimentary drink.
We are also offering a special offer of £25.00 if you book all three NADFAS at Night London Series lectures together.
This talk is aimed at anyone with an interest in Russian and Soviet art and offers a short introduction to an intriguing period of artistic and political evolution in Russia. We aim to present the major movements and artists of early 20th century Russian art and to place the various “isms” of the avant-garde within a wider cultural context. Major artists to be considered include Malevich, Kandinsky, Goncharova and Chagall. Key topics to be discussed include the evolution of various avant-gardes in Russia.
We will consider the rise of geometric non-objective painting, the creation of a new Soviet culture after the 1917 Russian Revolution and how Socialist Realist painting came about in the USSR after 1932.
We will study artistic creativity during a time of revolutionary change and look at cultural connections between Russia and Europe. The aim of this lecture is to introduce you to a variety of artists working at a dynamic time in Russian history.