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Arts Society Huddersfield / Events / Thu 16 May 2019

Russian Art in the Service of the Revolution: The Soviet Myth

Russian Art in the Service of the Revolution: The Soviet Myth

Lecture by Natalia Murray at 7.30pm. (Doors open 7.00pm)
Already in 1917 the leader of the new Bolshevik State, Vladimir Lenin, proclaimed that culture should support political needs, which effectively meant that all culture was now viewed as propaganda. Like Lenin, Trotsky believed that ‘the essence of the new culture will be not an aristocratic one for a privileged minority, but a mass culture, a universal and popular one.’ This lecture will examine the impact of the 1917 revolution on artists and the quest of the new government for a new form of proletarian art. How was this to be defined? How would it come about? Where did it go?

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Event Location

7.30pm University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield
Room SJG/11, Spärck Jones Building
Firth Street

Tickets at the door. £7.50 for non-members
HD1 3DH

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