„Kunst in die Produktion!“

Sowjetische Kunst während der Phase der Kollektivierung und Industrialisierung 1927–1933. Materialien.

Year: 1977 Type: Print publication Languages: German Scope: 228 p., numerous images.

“Art into the factories!” Soviet art during the phase of collectivization and industrialization, 1927–1933. Materials

The exhibition Kunst aus der Revolution was accompanied by an official catalogue with many colored illustrations and an introductory essay by the deputy director of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. It was the wish of the gallery and the Soviet authorities that the catalogue should contain no essays by members of the working group. As a result, the working group produced its own book, “Kunst in die Produktion!”, containing texts on the problems of collectivization, industrialization, and the literacy drive, on the history of realism and constructivism, on the treatment of women in fine art, on architecture and the design of workers’ clubs, and on workers’ theater. These analyses are accompanied by around 460 black-and-white illustrations and an appendix with documents. The aim of the project was “to correct the one-sided, biased image of early Soviet art in the West.” Both publications sold out during the exhibition run.

Ed.: nGbK

Work group: Christiane Bauermeister-Paetzel, Christian Borngräber, Irmingard Emanuel, Hubertus Gaßner, Eckhart Gillen, Oskar Wehling, Sylvia Wetzel