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Talk, Wed 1 Nov 2017, free entry

Niels Ackerman, Looking for Lenin series, 2016. Co

Niels Ackerman, Looking for Lenin series, 2016. Co

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

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6.00- 7.15pm, at Art Exchange

‘Lenin, even now, is more alive than the living’, declared revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky at the Communist leader’s Moscow funeral in 1924. Is it symbolic that the embalmed body of the man who toppled one empire only to construct another far more ruthless one, should still be on display in the heart of the contemporary Russian capital?

100 years on from the Russian Revolution, monumental propaganda retains the memory of Soviet rule in former republics of the USSR and the Eastern bloc states. This talk by Myroslava Hartmond will consider Lenin the man and his motivations, as well as the cult of the personality that was built around him.

Myroslava Hartmond (University of Oxford) is a researcher, cultural critic and co-curator of ‘Fallen’ exhibition, currently on show at Art Exchange

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Wed 1 Nov 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