REVOLUTION: NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD REVIEWED
“Revolution: New Art for a New World” is a look at Russian’s plan to make new art for a new world. It lasted all of 15 years until Stalin killed the program. So, what happened in that short span? Well, basically all Russian avant-garde art. The documentary takes a look at how Chagall, Kandinsky and others were inspired to create government endorsed works of art that wouldn’t be found in anywhere else in the world during the early 20th Century. Now, what matters about this a century later?
The bonus footage helps to reiterate the point, but it’s more of a guidebook to bigger aesthetic things. Pick it up, if you’re a fan of Russian art.
- Over 20 minutes of bonus footage
- 1.85:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 9/11/18
The Plot Thus Far
From BAFTA Award-winning director Margy Kinmonth comes REVOLUTION: NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD, a feature-length documentary which encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde movement.
Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators and performers, as well as personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, this compelling documentary tells the stories of iconic artists such as Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich – pioneers who flourished in response to the Utopian challenge of building a “New Art for a New World,” only to be broken after fifteen short years by Stalin’s rise to power. Yet their inventive paintings, sculptures and posters miraculously survived and continue to exert a lasting influence to this day.
Filmed entirely on location in Moscow, St. Petersburg and London, with access to The State Tretyakov Gallery, The State Russian Museum and The State Hermitage Museum, REVOLUTION: NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD features paintings previously banned and unseen for decades. Contributors include Museum Directors Mikhail Piotrovsky and Zelfira Tregulova and film director Andrei Konchalovsky.