Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and ­Society 1915 to 2015 exhibit – in pictures

Beginning with one of the ­radical ‘black square’ paintings of Kazimir Malevich, exhibited at a famed 1915 show in St ­Petersburg, a new exhibition in London takes us on a journey tracing a century of abstract art. Divided into four themes – communication, utopia, ­architectonics (the study of ­artistic structure), and the everyday – Adventures of the Black Square has 100 works by 100 artists. It takes a look at this new art for a modern age and asks how art relates to society and ­politics. Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and ­Society 1915 to 2015 runs at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, from January 15.

Published: January 8, 2015 04:00 AM

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