November 27. Thursday
11.27.2014, 18:30 Picturesque ruins. Contemporary studies on Soviet Modernism
This time our weekly Thursday within CANactions (www.canactions.com) festival is featured with presentation of Oleksandr Burlaka on “Picturesque ruins. Contemporary studies on Soviet Modernism”.
From the beginning of 2000’s the new interest to architecture of Soviet block emerges. Architecture that appeared after the “resolution on elimination of excesses in design and construction” gained its new interest firstly through a number of photography projects. Then in the middle of last decade the new term Soviet Modernism and Postmodernism is formed as well as their relative chronology. Although the architecture of the Soviet Modernism still unknown but already seriously studied worldwide, Ukrainian discourse lacks any reflections on this topic. What will become architectural landmarks of 1960-80’s in Ukraine?
TIME and PLACE:
7, B.Hrinchenka St. Kyiv
House of the Architect (Architecture Club)
Attendance free. Come and bring your friends along.
Graduated from architectural faculty in Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture. Member of Hudrada, an interdisciplinary curators union. Participant of research teams for the following exhibitions: Soviet Modernism 1955-1991: Unknown History (Vienna, 2012), Tresspassing Modernities (Istambul, 2013), A Parallel Modernity. Soviet Architecture 1956-1991 (Sao Paolo, 2014)