Red Art and utopia in the land of Soviets - Exhibition journal
Thanks to a living and accessible text, the journal will provide a better understanding of the ruptures and continuities of the art of socialism, from the October 1917 revolution to Stalin's death in 1953, and how the USSR experienced the transition from the radical modernity of the avant-garde and productivism to Stalinist phantasmagoria.
1917, the October Revolution caused a disruption of the social order with considerable repercussions on artistic creation. Many artists adhere to the communist project and want to participate through their works in building the new society. The journal Rouge deals with six themes: agit-prop, productivist art, the use of photomontage and photography by the avant-garde, the internationalist spirit, repression and socialist realism. The emblematic works of this period will also be presented: the propagandist posters ROSTA Windows, Pure Red by Alexander Rodchenko, constructivist photomontages including Dressez la bannière by Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin by Gustav Klucis, internationalist works denouncing capitalism and emblematic socialist realistic paintings such as Pleine Liberte by Alexandre Deineka.