REVOLUTIONIZING THE WORLD?
The Russian Revolution at its Centenary, 1917-2017
January 29- March 16, 2018
Curated by Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, Stephen V. Bittner, and Choi Chatterjee
The Russian Revolution and the Art of Propaganda and Protest
with Julia Kobrina-Coolidge, Rachel Middleman, & Kate Transchel
Tuesday, February 6, 7:30pm
Rowland Taylor Hall, PAC 134
Thursday, March 1, 5:30pm
Zingg Recital Hall, Arts and Humanities Building
Reception to follow in the gallery
The exhibition, Revolutionizing the World, 1917-2017, explores the visual history of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and evaluates the global impact of this historical event in the twentieth century. This year long exhibition will open at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) in August 2017, and travel to Sonoma State University, and California State University, Chico. The exhibition will be accompanied by a virtual exhibition that will provide viewers with in-depth information about the art and cultural artifacts that communicated, commemorated, satirized, and expanded the revolutionary ethos of 1917. Featuring art, posters, busts, banners, commemorative objects, revolutionary pamphlets and book covers, memorabilia, photographs and films on loan from the Wende Museum, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, and the Getty Research Institute, the exhibition showcases the complexity of the art and visual culture created by and in response to the Russian Revolution.
Presented in collaboration with the History Department and College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
Cover Image: The Great Appear Great to Us Because We Ourselves Are Standing On Our Knees Russia, 1990, Viktor Konstantinovich Dorokhov (Russian, n.d.) and Valentina Egorovna Dorokhova (Russian, n.d.), Tempera on Fiberboard, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, 2009.053.055, 36 ¾ x 25 x 1 ¼ in.