Saturday, July 12, 2008

Ode to the Collective: Totalitarian Temples

Art Daily: "Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed at Chicago Architecture Foundation"

‘Startling,’ and ‘idiosyncratic’ describe the architecture in the newest exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) 224 S. Michigan Avenue. Free and open daily through October 3, Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed consists of 48 photographs of Modernist buildings that were designed and built behind the iron curtain during the 1970s and 1980s.

A map of the building locations is also included in the exhibition. French photographer Frederic Chaubin documented the structures during a five-year period. The exhibition was originally produced by the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. (...) >>>

CCCP: During the course of his travels in the former Soviet Union, French photographer Frederic Chaubin documented an extensive collection of startling architectural artifacts built during the last two decades of the Cold War. The exhibition is a compendium of film stills, drawings, magazine articles, and historical timelines that maps out the complex genealogy of this overlooked but compelling chapter in the history of 20th century design. (...) >>>


Guthrum said...

Et toi aussi- Guthrum

CherryPie said...

It sounds as if it would be a really interesting exhibition to visit.

Thank you for dropping by my blog :-)

jams o donnell said...

Hi and welcome aboard!

It looks like a fascinating exhibition.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

You're right - it is an overlooked chapter. Interesting post.