In 1915 Kazimir Malevich unveiled a series of paintings that would forever change the world of art. Pushing abstraction to the limits, he announced the end of objective representation, and proposed instead the supremacy of colour and shape as the true expression of aesthetic feeling. The movement, which he called Suprematism, would come to define the language of modern art for future generations.

Malevich’s exploration of forms evolved against the background of radical changes in art and society both in Russia and the international scene. Exploring this trajectory, the exhibition brings together for the first time examples of work from his entire career, including early decorative sketches and poster designs, Cubist and Futurist paintings, ceramic works, architectural sculptures, and costumes from his opera Victory Over the Sun.