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El Lissitzky - The four fundamental ways of arithmetic Kruchenykh, Aleksei (book design) / Goncharova, Natalia Pawn from the chess set “Red and Whites”, Natalia Dan'ko

The Russia Season: Radical Russia

14 October - 11 February 2018

£12/£10.50 concessions. TICKET PRICE PERMITS ENTRY TO BOTH ROYAL FABERGÉ AND RADICAL RUSSIA EXHIBITIONS. Free for Members and Student Members. Group organisers; for ten or more persons, admission is £10.50. Wheelchair users (manual and electric) £6. When booking online use "child".


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Opened in October 2017 to mark the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Sainsbury Centre is staging the Russia Season, contrasting Russian art and life, before and after the Revolution.

Radical Russia will show how in a few short years a new approach to art emerged. The exhibition includes pre-revolution works, showing the way in which Russian abstraction included specific Russian themes – especially relating to the Russian peasantry. The exhibition also includes a wide variety of objects, ranging from suprematist ceramics that utilised revolutionary symbolism, to book covers, which exemplify the unity between the written word and the visual arts.

A highlight will be the dramatic model of Tatlin’s Tower, one of the most iconic architectural projects to have been designed in the Soviet era. The ten-metre high model will be on display near the Sainsbury Centre.

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Image: El Lissitzky, The four fundamental ways of arithmetic, (1928) reprint 1976
Screenprint on paper (12x) 25 x 32.5 cm, Collection Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Photo: Peter Cox, Eindhoven, The Netherlands