The Art Institute of Chicago: Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test


"The October Revolution of 1917 changed the course of world history; it also turned Russia into a showcase filled with models. Every object and sphere of activity had to demonstrate how society could be remade according to revolutionary principles. It would take intensive experimentation and discussion to determine the shape of this unprecedented society. To be realized in any concrete way, communism had to be modeled and put on display.A rotating program of Soviet cartoons and documentaries is shown in a space that evokes an agit-prop train." - The Art Institute of Chicago 

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Start Date
Sunday, October 29, 2017
End Date
Monday, January 15, 2018

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