Book Title :
Traumfabrik Kommunismus - Di Visuelle Kultur der Stalinzeit
Dream factory communism - The visual culture of the Stalin era Authors :
Directed by Boris Groys and Max Hollein Publisher : Hatje Cantz Verlag Year :
2003 ISBN :
377571328X Language :
German, English Description :
The centrally organized Soviet mass culture is an excellent example of an highly effective propaganda machine.
Starting with late realistic works by Kazimir Malevich, this book presents a macrocosm of Soviet art in the Stalin era as a unified aesthetic phenomenon transcending individual media. Later works of Sots Art, which views the aesthetics of a totalitarian regime more critically, provide a running visual commentary.
The exhibiion Dream Factory Communism is featured at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt from september 24 2003 to january 4 2004. Available at : Amazon.com,