Art Born in the Revolution: Russian Art and the State 1917-1932 - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Art Born in the Revolution: Russian Art and the State 1917-1932

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Art Born in the Revolution: Russian Art and the State 1917-1932

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London

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Lyubov Popova, Space-force Construction, 1921, oil with metallic powder on plywood, 70.2 x 52 cm State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

  • Friday 24 February 2017
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    2:00 pm - 6:45 pm

    with registration time from 13.30

    Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

  • Saturday 25 February 2017
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

    with registration from 10.00

    Reynolds Room, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 0BD

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  • Dr Natalia Murray: The Courtauld Institute of Art

Ticket / entry details:

Conference is now fully booked

For Day 1 at The Courtauld only: £16 (general admission) £11 (Over 60s, students and Courtauld staff)

An international two-day conference jointly organised by The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts
Please note that each day requires a separate booking.

This conference explores the extraordinary diversity of art made in Russia during one of the most turbulent periods in modern history. Turned overnight into the ruling party, the Bolsheviks aimed to use the power of mass propaganda in order to establish their founding mythology and disseminate their ideas to an overwhelmingly rural and illiterate population. Already in 1917 the leader of the new Bolshevik State, Vladimir Lenin, proclaimed that culture should support political needs, and the first day of our conference will aim to address the question of how useful visual art was to the Revolution, as well as how cinema, printed media and even consumer goods were used for propaganda. On the second day we will discuss the death and immortalisation of Lenin and consequent firm establishment of Stalin’s autocratic rule. We will consider the creation of Leninism as a central propaganda tool of the Communist system, and the birth of a new Soviet man – perfect and immortal.

Further information and online booking for Day 2 are available on The Royal Academy of Arts website. BOOKING for DAY 2

This event is generously supported by In Artibus

 

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