Wednesday 23 November 2011
Architecture + Urbanism recommends 'Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935'
Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935
Royal Academy of Arts, London until 22 January 2012
This exhibition examines Russian avant-garde architecture made during a brief but intense period of design and construction that took place from c.1922 to 1935. Fired by the Constructivist art that emerged in Russia from c.1915, architects transformed this radical artistic language into three dimensions, creating structures whose innovative style embodied the energy and optimism of the new Soviet Socialist state.
A 1:40 scale recreation of Vladimir Tatlin's 1919 Monument to the Third International is displayed in the courtyard of Burlington House