Revolutionizing the World? The Russian Revolution at its Centenary 1917-2017

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The Russian Revolution at its Centenary, 1917-2017

January 29- March 16, 2018
Curated by Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, Stephen V. Bittner, and Choi Chatterjee

Panel Discussion:
The Russian Revolution and the Art of Propaganda and Protest

with Julia Kobrina-Coolidge, Rachel Middleman, & Kate Transchel,
moderated by Kelly Lindner
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, and California State University, Chico. The exhibition presents an in-depth look at the art and cultural artifacts that communicated, commemorated, satirized, and expanded the revolutionary ethos of 1917. Featuring art, posters, busts, banners, commemorative objects, memorabilia, and photographs 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 and in response to the Russian Revolution.

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



Images: The Great Appear Great to Us Because We Ourselves Are Standing On Our Knees Russia, 1990, Viktor Konstantinovich Dorokhov (Russian, n.d.) and Valentina Egorovna Dorokhova (Russian, n.d.), Tempera on Fiberboard, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, 2009.053.055, 36 ¾ x 25 x 1 ¼ in.

Revolutionizing the World? The Russian Revolution at it Centenary 1917-2017, installation view, Jacki Headley University Art Gallery, CSU, Chico.

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