revolution

One man’s quest for the truth

This is the story not just about the artefacts of a revolution, but about one man’s dedicated struggle to restore the truth of what happened in the Soviet Union during and after 1917.

David King, who died last year, was […]

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Challenging perceptions of Lenin

On the Woodstock Road into Oxford lies one of the most renowned of England’s public schools – St Edward’s (or Teddies).  Its Victorian quadrangle and chapel exude privilege and establishment values.

But here’s a surprise. Celebrating its tenth anniversary – […]

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Not really Impressionism – how France’s loss became England’s gain

If only the curators had given Impressionists in London a different name: “How some artists crossed the channel to escape from war-torn Paris with some sculptures and stunning riverscapes by Monet and Derain thrown in at the end”.

If only […]

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In defence of the Russian Revolution

Wars of intervention did not begin with Iraq in 2003. In 1918, shortly after the Russian Revolution armies from 14 countries were sent to support right-wing and monarchist forces fighting to overthrow the Bolsheviks.

The revolutionary government’s withdrawal from World […]

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Young, gifted and Black – art’s power for the people

Outside the door opening up to the Soul of a Nation exhibition at Tate Modern screens offer vintage news footage of Black leaders Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Angela Davis.

These men and women – […]

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One hundred days that shook Bavaria

The Bavarian revolutions of 1918-1919 – and those in the rest of Germany – were the first to take place in an advanced capitalist country. Inspired by the Russian Revolution, whose centenary is marked this year, they challenged the […]

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Time to dump Trump

Trump’s comments about the conflict in Charlottesville at yesterday’s news conference – if it can be called that – have sent shock waves around the United States.

Veteran presenters on CBS television said they had “never seen a news conference […]

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The case for a democratic revolution

1  The present political and economic system prioritises and serves powerful corporate and financial interests and not those of the majority.

2  Therefore the system cannot be regarded as democratic in a meaningful way, as is claimed by the ruling […]

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Russian Revolution: A huge leap into the unknown

In the first of a series of articles to mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Corinna Lotz talks to British Library curator, Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia

One hundred years ago this month, stormy demonstrations of workers and soldiers broke out […]

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Realising a postponed future

April 29th, 2017|art, Reviews, revolution|0 Comments

Contemporary Ukrainian artists, film-makers and writers pay tribute to earlier generations who created a futuristic moment in 20th century art in the Postponed Futures show at London’s GRAD gallery.

What was their future is now our distant past – but the future […]

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Revolutionary art lost in skewed history

February 25th, 2017|art, Reviews, revolution|0 Comments

This year offers an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of artists in response to the 1917 Russian Revolution and many were looking forward to the Royal Academy’s show in London as part of a year-long series of events to […]

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