Kuzma Petrov-Vodkine, Fantaisie, 1925. Courtesy : Musée Russe de Saint Pétersbourg.
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RED : Art and utopia in the land of Soviets

In company of Curator Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov

The October revolution of 1917 led to an upheaval in the social order, the repercussions of which proved decisive in terms of artistic creativity. Many artists were committed to the communist cause and wanted to participate in the construction of the new society through their works. Led for the most part by genuine convictions, as with Mayakovsky, these artists held opposing ideas on what the art of socialism should be. From the end of the 1920s, such debates were silenced by the Stalinist regime.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Grand Palais