Art for the Workers: Propaganda and Art in Bolshevik Russia
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Art for the Workers explores the mythology and reality of proletarian art from the first school for Russian workers on the island of Capri to post-revolutionary Petrograd. Specifically, this talk will be dedicated to the pre-and post-revolutionary debate about the nature of proletarian art and its role in the new Socialist society, particularly focusing on festive decorations, parades and mass performances as expressions of proletarian art and forms of propaganda.
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