Soviet Grand Designs
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Architecture in the Soviet Union is one of those dreams that went sour; immediately after the Revolution there were amazing plans for epic and beautiful futurist buildings but unfortunately, Stalin's taste was firmly for the Very Big with Lots of Frills. This exhibition features some of the later, post-Stalin designs, including Evgeni Kazmin's mosaic drawings and Vladimir Burov's paintings of Magnitogorsk, iron and steel capital of Russia and one of the most heavily polluted cities in the world. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
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Reviews & features
Soviet Grand Designs30 Aug 2012
Surprising exhibition of art created under suppression
John Barkes, an art dealer and collector based in London, has been buying works by Soviet artists since his 1992 visit to St Petersburg. He has since met more than 400 contemporary artists in the interest of buying their paintings and has assembled…
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