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Design on Film: Revolution

Author and academic Sir Christopher Frayling interviews film director Margy Kinmonth and discusses her film, REVOLUTION - New Art For A New World both with her and Dr Natalia Murray. The event included a screening of the film and coincided with the museum’s Imagine Moscow exhibition.

What to expect

Author and academic Christopher Frayling discussed design on film with film-maker Margy Kinmonth, which included her recent intimate and exciting documentary film Revolution - New Art for a New World.

This film is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde. It tells the stories of artists including 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. Joining the discussion was Dr Natalia Murray, curator of the Royal Academy’s exhibition Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932.

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Natalia Murray

Writer and the curator of ‘Revolution: Russian Art. 1917-1932’ at the Royal Academy of Arts. She works as a visiting lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art and as a head of education at GRAD. She is trustee of the Russian Avant-Garde Research Project – an organization that seeks to reduce the number of fakes on the Russian art market.

Margy Kinmonth

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, BAFTA nominated Hermitage Revealed, and Royal Paintbox (Moscow Film Festival) with HRH The Prince of Wales.

Sir Christopher Frayling

British educationalist and writer, well-known for his studies on popular culture. He is well-known as an historian, critic and an award-winning broadcaster. He has published seventeen books and numerous articles on contemporary art, design, film and the history of ideas.

Related exhibition

Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, it explores Moscow as it was imagined by a generation of architects and designers in the 1920s and 1930s.