Bourgeois Black Square

This project is a video/installation piece re: the Stalinist regime that turned against forms of abstraction, considering them a type of “bourgeois” art, that could not express social realities. Kazimir Malevich’s “Black Square” was considered such, and many of his works were confiscated. He was also banned from creating and exhibiting similar art.

Critics of the regime spoke of Malevich and his art with contempt stating that his work was a negation of everything good and pure, love of life and love of nature. Malevich responded that art can advance and develop for art’s sake alone, saying, “Art does not need us, and it never did,” thus the premise for this video/installation piece.

Click on link to view video: http://tomrchambers.com/bourgeois_bs.html

Bourgeois Black Square

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