‘REVOLIUTSIIA! DEMONSTRATSIIA! SOVIET ART PUT TO THE TEST’

A+D Art History Professor Kristin Romberg contributed to ‘REVOLIUTSIIA! DEMONSTRATSIIA! SOVIET ART PUT TO THE TEST’.

Excerpt from The New York Times:

‘REVOLIUTSIIA! DEMONSTRATSIIA! SOVIET ART PUT TO THE TEST’ Edited by Matthew S. Witkovsky and Devin Fore (Yale University Press). Up now at the Art Institute of Chicago is the largest of many American exhibitions timed to the centenary of the Russian Revolution, and its catalog pays particular attention to the photographers, graphic designers and architects who aimed to model a new society they really did think was coming. My favorite discovery was a suite of colorful bar graphs charting women’s labor productivity, souped up with photocollages of climbing high-rises and satisfied workers: a rather more inventive kind of data journalism.

See more about the exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago here.