Exhibition "Pioneers of Soviet Modernism" automatic translate
с 30 Мая
по 15 Сентября
Государственный музей архитектуры имени А.В. Щусева
ул. Воздвиженка, д.5/25
The A. V. Shchusev State Museum of Architecture presents the exhibition “Pioneers of Soviet Modernism” devoted to the process of the formation of a new style in the USSR in the mid-1950s and 1960s. The exposition will include the brightest projects of Soviet architects of this period, including international ones.
Soviet modernism arose against the backdrop of sharp criticism of the retrospective trends in architecture, when architects in a short time had to develop a new artistic language. This style is still undervalued and insufficiently studied in the domestic art history, despite the fact that such famous buildings as the Palace of Pioneers on the Sparrow Hills and the ensemble of the children’s camp "Artek" belong to it.
Especially for the exhibition was designed architectural layout of the Palace of Pioneers, reproducing the implemented complex, as well as buildings of the second stage, conceived by the authors, but not embodied. The Palace of Pioneers on the Sparrow Hills (1958-1962) is a telling example of early Soviet modernism. It was created by a team of young architects: V. S. Egerev, V. S. Kubasov, F. A. Novikov, B. V. Paluev, M. N. Khazhakyan, and designer Yu. I. Ionov. The exposition of the section on the Palace will include design graphics and sketches of the monumental and decorative design of the building, which are an example of the synthesis of the arts, which returned during the “thaw” years.
The exhibition will also show the projects of the World Exhibition pavilions in Montreal, Moscow and Brussels. The exhibition in Brussels in 1958 was the first international action of the USSR after the Second World War. The pavilion created by architects Yu. I. Abramov, A. B. Boretskim, V. A. Dubov, A. T. Polyansky and engineer Yu. V. Rackevich surprised the participants with their innovation, adaptability and was named by the Belgian press “Pavilion No. 1 ". The historical model, restored specifically for the exhibition, will be demonstrated to the public for the first time in a long time.
In addition, the exhibition will include the project "New Cheryomushki" - the first metropolitan district of a new type. Today, the word "Khrushchev" carries negative connotations, but we should not forget that panel houses were conceived as a temporary measure aimed at resolving a deep housing crisis and allowing millions of people to be resettled from barracks and dilapidated communal apartments into separate apartments.
The objective of the exhibition "Pioneers of Soviet Modernism" is not only to show the public rare archival materials, but also to destroy the stereotype about the boring and faceless Soviet architecture of the second half of the twentieth century.
Curators of the exhibition: Irina Chepkunova, Polina Streltsova, Ksenia Kokorina.
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