Top: Black and White: Suprematist Composition, 1915 by Kazimir Malevitj
Middle: Image by Lazar Khidekel
Bottom: Suprematism (1924-25) by Ilya Chashnik
Russian suprematism is having another moment, and why not?
Yvgeny Zamyatin’s We: A dystopian novel for the 21st century
By Michael Brendan Dougherty, theweek.com
The 20th century was haunted by literary visions of a future dystopia. In 1905, Robert Hugh Benson published Lord of the World, in which the Earth is governed by the Antichrist. Later dystopias would be more political: George Orwell’s…
"[H]armful literature is more useful than useful literature,…for if is anti-entropic, it is a means of combating calcification, sclerosis, crust, moss, quiescence. It is Utopian, absurd — like Babeuf in 1797. It is right 150 years later." ~ Yvgeny Zamyatin