Abstract Art and Society Focus of New Exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery

  • January 14, 2015 13:07

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Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915, oil on linen, 79.5 x 79.5 cm, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

he evolution of abstract art, and its impact on society, are on view at a major new exhibition staged by London's Whitechapel Gallery. "It's a journey worth taking," writes the Telegraph, of the show titled "Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015," opening Jan. 15.

Curated by Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, and Magnus af Petersens, Curator at Large, Whitechapel Gallery, the show traces abstract art back a century ago when Kazimir Malevich's radical black painting debuted in Russia.

On view are 100 paintings, photographs and sculptures that "symbolise Modernism’s utopian aspirations and breakdowns," by 100 modern and contemporary masters, including Carl Andre, David Batchelor, Dan Flavin, Andrea Fraser, Piet Mondrian, Gabriel Orozco, Hélio Oiticica,Aleksandr Rodchenko, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Rosemarie Trockel, Theo Van Doesburg and Andrea Zittel.

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