At 19:00 on November 27th, as part of the additional program for the “Deineka/ Samokhvalov” exhibition, Andrei Barkhin will give a lecture at the Manege titled “In Search of Totalitarian Architecture: Art-Deco in the USSR of the 1930s.”
Until recently, Soviet architecture of the 1930s was considered a single, albeit diverse style – it was the epoch of “the development of classic heritage,” “Stalin’s empire,” and “totalitarian architecture.” However, an equally important motif of pre-war architecture was the rivalry of architectural powers and the formation of the Soviet version of Art-Deco. The task of the national masters was “to catch up to and surpass” the achievements of foreign and pre-revolutionary architecture, and the Palace of the Soviet in Moscow, once accepted for construction, became the pinnacle of the Soviet version of Art-Deco. At this lecture, Andrei Barkhin will speak about the influence of world architectural fashion on art and architecture in the USSR.
About the lecturer: Andrei Barkhin is an architect and a historian of architecture.
Entrance to the lecture is free. Seats are limited, so registration is required.
Translated by Samuel Driver.