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Revolutionary subjectivity


Dani Thomas reviews Rodchenko and Popova: defining constructivism, at Tate Modern until May 17 Standing in front of one of Liubov Popova’s astonishing works in her 1918 ‘Painterly architectonics’ series, you get the impression that you are witnessing before your eyes the formation of a brand new aesthetic. The smashed shards of the old order are ...

Red November 1918

Rosa Luxemburg

Ninety years ago, the destiny of the world revolution lay in the hands of the German working class. Ben Lewis describes the tumultuous events and draws some lessons for today “Without the revolution in Germany, we are doomed.”1 Vladimir Ilych Lenin’s words of January 1918 underline how the world revolution, initiated and set into motion by ...