As a retrospective of radical Russian artist Kazimir Malevich opens at Tate Modern, Curator Achim Borchardt–Hume shares the stories behind a selection of key works

What’s on: Exhibitions

Tate Modern : Exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

17 April – 7 September 2014

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this landmark exhibition which brings together around 120 works from the period in which Matisse began ‘cutting into colour’

Tate Modern : Exhibition Malevich

16 July – 26 October 2014

Kazimir Malevich was an artist as influential as he was radical. This, his first retrospective ever in the UK, tells a fascinating story of revolutionary ideals and the power of art itself

Tate Britain : Exhibition British Folk Art

10 June – 31 August 2014

Discover the extraordinary and surprising works of some of Britain’s unsung artists in the first major exhibition of British folk art

Tate Liverpool : Exhibition Mondrian and his Studios

6 June – 5 October 2014

Brand new exhibition which provides fresh insight into the work of Piet Mondrian, an icon and important contributor to the development of abstract art at the beginning of the 20th century

Tate St Ives : Exhibition International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives 1915–65

17 May – 28 September 2014

This exhibition explores the wider national and international contexts of post-war St Ives and challenges the familiar ideas of landscape

Tate Britain : Exhibition Kenneth Clark - Looking for Civilisation

20 May – 10 August 2014

This exhibition explores the impact of art historian, public servant and broadcaster Kenneth Clark, widely seen as one of the most influential figures in British art of the twentieth century

What's on: Events

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