Taking its starting point from Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square painting, this international exhibition features over 100 artists who were inspired by the radical piece which was first shown in Petrograd in 1915 and marked the turning point of the Russian avant-garde movement.
The exhibited artists hail from Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, and their paintings, photographs and sculptures symbolise the utopian aspirations and breakdowns of Modernism and how abstraction has been used to challenge political ideas and society over the last century.
The show is presented chronologically and its international artists include Dutch De Stijl master Piet Mondrian, Brazilian sculptor Hélio Oiticica, German-born American sculptor Eva Hesse, and contemporary English conceptual artist Liam Gillick.
Tue-Sun 11.00-18.00, Thurs 11.00-21.00
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Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, tel. +44(0)2075227888.