Revolutionizing the World

REVOLUTIONIZING THE WORLD,

1917-2017

January 29- March 17, 2018

Curated by Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, Stephen V. Bittner, and Choi Chatterjee

Panel Discussion:
Moderated by Kate Transchel
Panelists TBA
Tuesday, February 6, 7:30pm
Rowland Taylor Hall, PAC 134

Curator Presentation:
Cristina Cuevas-Wolf
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 in November 2017, and California State University, Chico in January 2018. 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 the Russian Revolution in different parts of the world and explores themes that delineate two visual trajectories within the communist and non-communist world. Part 1 includes Representations of 1917 (1917-1938), Commemoration of 1917 in the Postwar Period (1950s-1970s), and Satirizing Revolution (1989-1991), where Part 2 highlights the Revolution’s Utopian Promises and Impact on the Global Revolutionary Imagination.

Presented in collaboration with the History Department and College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

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