EASTERN EUROPEAN ART

PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 464 pgs / 144 color / 55 bw

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ISBN 9783775713283 TRADE
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Dream Factory Communism

The Visual Culture of the Stalin Period

Essays by Boris Groys, Oksana Bulgakova, Katya Djogot, Hans Günter, Annette Michelson, Alexander Morosov and Martina Weinhart Introduction by Max Hollein.

The all-encompassing mass culture of today is not an invention of the late 20th century. Contrary to what might be assumed, given the capitalist under- and over-tones of contemporary mass media, our visual culture has its roots in the totalitarian regimes of the 20s and 30s. Back then, the main venue for visual communication was the reproduction and circulation of pictures via posters and films. Fascism and communism made radical use of these new opportunities for the consistent transformation of culture, even to the point of co-opting such traditional media as painting and sculpture. The centrally organized Soviet mass culture of the Stalin period is one of the foremost example of these highly effective propaganda machines. Beginning with the late realist works of Kasimir Malevich, Dream Factory Communism presents the macrocosm of Soviet art in the Stalin era--still little known in the West--as a unified aesthetic phenomenon that transcended individual media. The later works of Soz-Art, a style in which characteristics of socialist realism are combined with Pop Art, provides a running visual commentary and a critical take on the aesthetics of totalitarianism. The inclusion of works by contemporary Russian artists such as Erik Bulatov, Ilya Kabakov and Komar & Melamid marks the chasm that separates today's artists both aesthetically and politically from their predecessors.
Dream Factory Communism

STATUS: Out of print | 12/19/2005

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By Matthew Bown, Matteo Lanfranconi.

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By Brigitte de Montclos.

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Text by Albert Kostenovich.

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Foreword by Beatriz García Cossío, Oliva María Rubio. Text by Raquel Pelta Resano, Iveta Derkusova, Evgeny Dobrenko.

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Edited with text by Irina Gorlova. Text by Tatyana Goryacheva, Alexander Lavrentiev.

SILVANA EDITORIALE

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By Tobie Mathew.

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