David Mabb discussing William Morris and the Constructivists. What went wrong?

Mabb, David. 2009. 'David Mabb discussing William Morris and the Constructivists. What went wrong?'. In: Constructivism and the Art of Everyday Life. Tate Modern, United Kingdom 28 March 2009. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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David Mabb has recently discovered through extensive research of newly opened up archives in Kelmscott and Moscow, that William Morris, Kasimir Malevich and the Constructivists secretly developed an extensive collaborative body of work that has until recently remained completely hidden from public view. In his presentation Mabb examines some of the many paintings, videos and photographs that make up this collection. He will explain his own role in their discovery, mount a critique of the works’ limitations and suggest some possibilities for what the artists might have been trying to achieve.

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William Morris, Constructivism, Everyday life, Kasimir Malevich

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28 March 2009Published

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Tate Modern, United Kingdom

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28 March 2009

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27 Aug 2019 10:55

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