Build the Revolution. Russian art and architecture, 1915 – 1935
Barcelona – The architecture and art of the Soviet avant-garde of the 1920 and 1930 in a major exhibition at Caixa Forum Barcelona.
Build the Revolution. Art and architecture in Russia, 1915-1935 addresses one of the most outstanding periods in the history of architecture, ranging from the years before the October Revolution to the founding of the USSR. The artists and architects come together under the Bolshevik cause to create, through art and architecture, a new society based on socialist ideas.
It was a period highlighted by the radical proposals of architects like Konstantin Melnikov and Moisei Ginsburg, and visual artists constructivist movement, like Liubov Popova, Vladimir Tatlin, Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitzky and Gustav klucis.
The sample consists of about 250 works, archival photographs of buildings constructed between 1920 and 1930, from the State Museum of Architecture in Moscow Schusev, drawings, paintings and models Costakis Collection of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki and a selection color photographs and large format British photographer Richard Pare between 1992 and 2010 for the first 15-year history of the Soviet Union.