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SCREENING + Q&A: 'Revolution - New Art for a New World' w/ Margy Kinmonth

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On 25 January, we are delighted to be joined by BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Margy Kinmonth who will be presenting her latest film, ‘Revolution – New Art for a New World’ at St Cross College, followed by a Q&A with Dr Nicolette Makovicky of the Russian and East European Studies Centre.


ABOUT THE FILM –

Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators, and performers and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, the film brings the artists of the Russian Avant-Garde to life. It tells the stories of artists like Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich and others – pioneers who flourished in response to the Utopian challenge of building a New Art for a New World, only to be broken by implacable authority after 15 short years.

Stalin’s rise to power marked the close of this momentous period, consigning the Avant Garde to obscurity. Yet the Russian Avant-Garde continues to exert a lasting influence over art movements up to the present day. Revolution – New Art for a New World confirms this, exploring the fascination that these colourful paintings, inventive sculptures and propaganda posters retain over the modern consciousness 100 years on.

Revolution – New Art for a New World was filmed entirely on location in Moscow, St. Petersburg and London, with access to The State Tretyakov Gallery, The State Russian Museum, The State Hermitage Museum and in co-operation with The Royal Academy of Arts, London. The film features paintings previously banned and unseen for decades, and masterpieces, which rarely leave Russia. Contributors include Museum Directors Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky and Zelfira Tregulova and film director Andrei Konchalovsky. The film also features Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Hollander, James Fleet, Eleanor Tomlinson and Daisy Bevan.


ABOUT MARGY KINMONTH –

Margy Kinmonth is a BAFTA award winning film and television director whose many credits include theatrical features ‘Revolution – New Art for a New World’ (Foxtrot Films/Arts Alliance), marking the 1917 Russian Revolution, ‘Hermitage Revealed’, and ‘Royal Paintbox’ (Moscow Film Festival) with HRH The Prince of Wales.

Kinmonth’s series ‘Naked Hollywood’ (BBC) won BAFTA Best Documentary Series. ‘The Strange World of Barry Who?’ (BBC) about Francis Bacon, won RTS Best Arts Film Award. ‘WAR ART with Eddie Redmayne’ (Foxtrot/ITV) was nominated for BAFTA, RTS and Peabody Awards.

Kinmonth’s credits include ‘Looking for Lowry’ (Foxtrot/ITV) with Ian McKellen, ‘The Secret World of Haute Couture’ (BBC), ‘Mariinsky Theatre, Nutcracker Story’ (Foxtrot/ITV), ‘Outback Art’, ‘Dawn French’, ‘Smoking Diaries about Simon Gray’, ‘Gormley’s Brick Man’, ‘Remember the Secret Policeman’s Ball’. Drama includes ‘To The Western World’ (London Film Festival), ‘Baker’s Dozen’, ‘Casualty’, ‘Eastenders’.

In 2009, Kinmonth won Creative Originality Award from Women in Film & Television and, in 2017, was awarded the Likhachev Fellowship.

For more information, please visit www.foxtrotfilms.com


ABOUT DR NICOLETTE MAKOVICKY –

Dr Nicolette Makovicky joined the Russian and East European Studies as a Departmental Lecturer in 2010 after a three-year Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College, Oxford (2007-2010). Originally trained in European Ethnology (BA, Copenhagen) and Anthropology (PhD, University College London), Dr Makovicky previously taught on the MA in History of Design at the Royal College of Art, and tutored Anthropology at St. Peter´s College, Oxford.

Having conducted long-term fieldwork in Slovakia (2004-2009) and Poland (since 2008), Dr Makovicky's two main areas of interest include socioeconomic reform and EU-intergration on historically embedded modes of Central European activitiy, particularly artisanal crafts, pastoralism, and the heritage industry, and; areas of Design History and Cultural Studies, particularly the history of textile crafts in Eastern Europe, as well as the integration of folklore and ´folk art´ into domestic design in Czechoslovakia and Poland. Her research looks at the relationship between the production of so-called 'folk arts' and the formulation of Socialist Realist aesthetics, and the ideological appropriation of crafts into projects of Communist state-building.

For more information: http://www.rees.ox.ac.uk/dr-nicolette-makovicky


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