Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 - 2015

15 January - 6 April 2015

Bringing together over 100 works by 80 modern masters and contemporary artists including Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Piet Mondrian, Gabriel Orozco and Aleksander Rodchenko, the exhibition will trace a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today, shedding new light on the evolution of geometric abstraction.

Beginning with Kazimir Malevich’s Black and White. Suprematist Composition (1915) the exhibition will explore how abstract art can both underpin socially transformative spaces and filter into all aspects of visual culture.

Exhibition highlights include an entire wall filled with photographs documenting the radio towers of Moscow and Berlin by Aleksandr Rodchenko and László Moholy-Nagy amongst others, blow-up archive photographs of iconic exhibitions running through the history of abstraction and a selection of magazines which convey revolutionary ideas in art and society through typography and graphic design.