TATE MODERN BANKSIDE SE1 9TG 020 7887 8888 Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into The Future To 28 January The Kabakovs are amongst the most celebrated artists of their generation, widely known for their large-scale installations and use of fictional personas. Critiquing the conventions of art history and drawing upon the visual culture of the former Soviet Union – from dreary communal apartments to propaganda art and its highly optimistic depictions of Soviet life – their work addresses universal ideas of utopia and fantasy; hope and fear. Coinciding with the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the exhibition Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future explores the role of the artist in society in uncertain times. Red Star Over Russia A Revolution In Visual Culture 1905-55 To 18 February A dramatic visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1905 to the death of Stalin – seen through the eyes of artists, designers and photographers. The core of this exhibition comes from the extraordinary collection of photographer and graphic designer David King (1943–2016). He started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. Modigliani 2 April During his brief and turbulent life Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognisable pictorial style. Though meeting little success during their time, his emotionally intense portraits and seductive nudes are now among the best-loved paintings of the 20th century. Modigliani’s nudes are a highlight of the exhibition – with 12 nudes on display, this is the largest group ever reunited in the UK. These sensuous works proved controversial when they were first shown in 1917, leading police to censor his only ever solo exhibition on the grounds of indecency. LONDON GLASSBLOWING 62 – 66 BERMONDSEY STREET SE1 3UD 020 7403 2800 An Eclectic Christmas To 23 December An Eclectic Christmas will feature light and airy kilnformed glass vessels by Amanda Simmons, Stephen Foster‘s intricate rockpool pieces, as well as charming flameworked ornaments by Philip Vallentin. Along with other unforgettable gift ideas like the cheeky cast mice by Morag Reekie, which have captured the hearts of many collectors, while Ruth Shelley‘s geometric kilnformed vessels were lauded at the recent British Glass Biennale. Elegant blown lights by Jonathan Rogers, will also be on display, a new body of work from the maker. Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Flew Into Space From His Apartment 1985 Adolf Strakhov: Emancipated Woman Build Socialism! 1926 | C U L T U R E | THE RIVER MAGAZINE | Winter 2017 25