Red Star Over Russia

Red Star Over Russia

Looking ahead to the weekend, it’s worth noting that it is nearly the last chance to see the wonderful ‘Red Star Over Russia’ exhibition at London’s Tate Modern. The core of this exhibition comes from the extraordinary collection of photographer and graphic designer David King (1943–2016), who is featured in the current issue of Eye magazine. He started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016. 2017 marked the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion. A new visual culture arose and transformed the fabric of everyday life. This show is an opportunity to see the rare propaganda posters, prints and photographs collected by King – some bearing traces of state censorship. Including work by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Aleksandr Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei, it is a thrilling journey through a momentous period in world history.

Until 18 February 2018

Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG

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