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image for Talk item typeOwen Hatherley: Monuments with and without beards at Art Exchange

Talk, Mon 23 Oct 2017, free entry

Niels Ackermann, Looking for Lenin series, 2015. C

Niels Ackermann, Looking for Lenin series, 2015. C

Address

University of Essex,
Wivenhoe Park,
Colchester,
CO4 3SQ

Details

6.00- 7.15pm, at Art Exchange

Almost straight after the revolution of 1917 the former Russian Empire saw a wave first of statue-toppling and then of statue building. The eventual result was an enormous legacy of monumental statuary – usually gigantic, usually figurative, often quasi-architectural – scattered across a territory stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific. This talk will attempt to explain how the ‘Soviet monument’ and its architectural setting came about, how it developed, and the different ways it is dealt with today.

Owen Hatherley writes on Soviet and British architecture, politics and culture. He has published numerous books including A New Kind of Bleak and Landscapes of Communism.

Cash PointPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Mon 23 Oct 2017 18:00 to 19:15

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Free entry

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  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access