Talk: Owen Hatherley – Monuments With and Without Beards

  • Mon 23 Oct 17

    18:00 - 19:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Art Exchange

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Talk: Owen Hatherley – Monuments With and Without Beards

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.

This talk is free to attend and no registration necessary. For more information, please visit the Art Exchange Website.