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


Whitechapel Gallery
15 January – 6 April 2015 

Adventures of the Black Square explores how abstract art has travelled worldwide, permeating our life and times. The exhibition traces a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today. It brings together over 100 works by 100 modern masters and contemporary artists and includes three photographers represented by Eric Franck Fine Art; Geraldo de BarrosThomaz Farkas and Gaspar Gasparian.

Opening on 15 January, this epic show takes Kazimir Malevich’s radical painting of a black square – first shown in Russia 100 years ago – as the emblem of a new art and a new society. The exhibition features over 100 artists who took up its legacy, from Buenos Aires to Tehran, London to Berlin, New York to Tel Aviv. Their paintings, photographs and sculptures symbolise Modernism’s utopian aspirations and breakdowns.

Visit the Whitechapel Gallery website for more details and ticket information.