The Soviet modernism - is rather poorly studied layer of domestic architecture of the XX century. Modernist buildings are not inscribed in esthetic representations of most of the citizens, but at the same time live in a matrix of their environmental feelings. Perhaps, it is the last architecture created for the big idea, obscure to new generations. In it, there is an internal kernel which, on the one hand, approves its uncompromising stand, and with another - hinders it to be inscribed into new realities of life. That's why many buildings of the Soviet period are unclaimed or are strongly distorted for the purpose of adaptation.
Ideologically loaded, but causing resistant association with "thaw", technically innovative, at the same time the incomplete, arisen in the conditions of austerity of means this architecture could not be born in other political and economic conditions. It is - a child of the time, the misunderstood and requiring judgments.
Exhibition «Soviet modernism. From: and to:» is an attempt to see the considered period in domestic architecture with the eyes of young artists. The people who were born at the turn of the century in absolutely other realities by means of the graphics research modernist buildings of Moskovsky district Izmailovo. Stamps, icons, cards and booklets of the 1950-1980th years - the graphic production designed to reveal a sense of architectural events and objects of the left era will become another part of exposure.
architect, head of the Architectural bureau TZAM Architects, Dean of the College of architecture at the Institute for the humanities and information technologies
artist, Dean of the faculty of design at the Institute for the humanities and information technologies, Curator of the festival of modern art DOCA
architect, CEO of TZAM Group, CDO of the College of architecture at the Institute for the humanities and information technologies
Nina Pleshakova english
Nikolay Boykov english
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Stamps, labels, booklets and badges are from the collection of architects Aivar Mukhtarov and Anastasia Petrova.