A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde is a new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art that covers the country's period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1935. In this video from the museum, watch as MoMA curator Sarah Suzuki explains what the exhibition is all about.
In December 1917, a revolution overturned Russia's long-ruling dynastic class, and artists began to seek new creative ways to remake Russian society. MoMA curator Sarah Suzuki explains how artists like Aleksandr Rodchenko, Alexandra Ekster and El Lissitzky developed a new abstract language in response.
Catch "A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde" at the MoMA through March 12th, 2017.
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