The Revolution is dead. Long live the Revolution!

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From Malewich to JuddThe exhibition at Zentrum Paul Klee focuses on the revolutionary spirit in visual epxressions of Russian Suprematism and Constructivism. They both had a radical impact on twentieth-century art when Kazimir Malevich, the founder of Suprematism, and the circle of Russian Constructivists led by Vladimir Tatlin and Alexander Rodchenko, made their breakthrough to geometric abstraction and construction. The Russian avantgarde inspired 20th-century artistic movements and positions, in Europe and Latin America. Its impact was particularly strong on Minimal and Conceptual Art in the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s. Russian Suprematism and Constructivism are rightfully considered truly revolutionary art movements even today.From Deineka to BartanaThe exhibition at Kunstmuseum Bern retraces Socialist Realism in contemporary art and its many shifts and changes since the Russian Revolution. In 1915 Malevich′s first Black Square painting reached the “zero point of painting”. Only two years later, Russia actually underwent a political and social revolution. In its representations of socialist themes, Propaganda Art not only embraced a realistic style, it also programmatically expressed a societal concept by promoting a society that did not exist then and never will.As the former Soviet Union reached crisis point and began to disintegrate, visual idioms were transformed. Timid criticism eventually turned into pastiche and, in the postmodern period, into subversive set pieces now devoid of ideological messages. Having gradually loosened the stays of socialist rhetoric, artists began to use the now meaningless visual ciphers in works that express their scathing criticism of a disillusioned and cynical late-capitalist society.A cooperation between Kunstmuseum Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee

Selection of further exhibitions in: Switzerland

07.12.2019 - 09.02.2020
Kunstmuseum - Museum of Art Lucerne
Europaplatz 1
Luzern

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30.08.2019 - 02.02.2020
07.12.2019 - 09.02.2020
Kunstmuseum - Museum of Art Lucerne
Europaplatz 1
Luzern

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13.09.2019 - 02.02.2020
07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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30.11.2019 - 08.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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02.11.2019 - 26.01.2020
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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23.08.2019 - 24.05.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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23.08.2019 - 24.05.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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30.10.2019 - 26.01.2020
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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02.11.2019 - 26.01.2020
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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02.11.2019 - 26.01.2020
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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02.10.2020 - 04.10.2020
Art international zurich
Giessereistrasse 18 / PULS 5- Giessereihalle
Zurich

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05.06.2019 - 06.09.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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01.08.2016 - 01.01.2030
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
Zürich

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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07.02.2019 - 10.05.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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The Revolution is dead. Long live the Revolution! Kunstmuseum Bern Main address: Kunstmuseum Bern Hodlerstrasse 12 3000 Bern, Switzerland Kunstmuseum Bern Hodlerstrasse 12 3000 Bern, Switzerland From Malewich to JuddThe exhibition at Zentrum Paul Klee focuses on the revolutionary spirit in visual epxressions of Russian Suprematism and Constructivism. They both had a radical impact on twentieth-century art when Kazimir Malevich, the founder of Suprematism, and the circle of Russian Constructivists led by Vladimir Tatlin and Alexander Rodchenko, made their breakthrough to geometric abstraction and construction. The Russian avantgarde inspired 20th-century artistic movements and positions, in Europe and Latin America. Its impact was particularly strong on Minimal and Conceptual Art in the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s. Russian Suprematism and Constructivism are rightfully considered truly revolutionary art movements even today.From Deineka to BartanaThe exhibition at Kunstmuseum Bern retraces Socialist Realism in contemporary art and its many shifts and changes since the Russian Revolution. In 1915 Malevich′s first Black Square painting reached the “zero point of painting”. Only two years later, Russia actually underwent a political and social revolution. In its representations of socialist themes, Propaganda Art not only embraced a realistic style, it also programmatically expressed a societal concept by promoting a society that did not exist then and never will.As the former Soviet Union reached crisis point and began to disintegrate, visual idioms were transformed. Timid criticism eventually turned into pastiche and, in the postmodern period, into subversive set pieces now devoid of ideological messages. Having gradually loosened the stays of socialist rhetoric, artists began to use the now meaningless visual ciphers in works that express their scathing criticism of a disillusioned and cynical late-capitalist society.A cooperation between Kunstmuseum Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee Book tickets