[Gesamtkunstwerk Stalin. English]. The total art of Stalinism: avant-garde, aesthetic dictatorship, and beyond I by Boris Groys ; translated by Charles Rougle. Verso’s edition of the Charles Rougle translation of Boris Groys’s The Total Art of Stalinism (originally published in German in as. Philosopher Boris Groys conceptualizes Soviet rule as an aesthetic phenomenon that resulted in a total work of art whose chief artist was Stalin. According to.

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The Total Art of Stalinism

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Gesamtkunstwerk Stalin by Boris Groys

The revolutionaries of October promised to create a society that was not only more just and more economically stable but also more beautiful, and they intended that the entire life of the nation be completely subordinate to Communist party leaders commissioned to regulate, harmonize, and create a single “artistic” whole out of even the most minute details. From the ruins of communism, Boris Groys emerges to provoke our interest in the aesthetic goals pursued with such catastrophic consequences by its founders.

However, the sheer fact that the avant garde was operating on the same territory as the Stalinist culture – the territory of power – led to its persecution as a political rival.

In this new edition, Groys revisits the debate that the book has stimulated since its first publication. Please try again later.

Gesamtkunstwerk Stalin by Boris Groys

Stalin fulfilled the avant-garde’s dream of organizing reality into a uniform, total work of art. From January 7 it will be open as usual. In the mids, he became a prolific self-published art and philosophy critic and regular speaker at self-made workshops on unofficial Soviet art.


The Total Art of Stalinism: After explaining the internal evolution of Stalinist art, Groys shows how socialist realism staliinsm disintegrated after Stalin’s death. In addressing these issues, Groys questions the view that socialist toatl was an “art for the masses.

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He argues that, far from being antagonistic towards the avant garde, Social Realism, the official figurative style imposed by the Stalin regime, in fact operated on similar lines. Interpreting totalitarian art and literature in the context of cultural history, this brilliant essay likens totalitarian aims to the modernists’ shalinism that art should move from depicting to transforming the world. The Statues of Central Park.

Originally published in German, it was translated into English, French, and Italian, with two separate limited editions in Russian in andbut has been unavailable for many years. From the Trade Totaal edition. Peter Devereaux and Library toyal Congress.

Groys also stresses the core differences between the avant-garde and Stalinist culture – primarily, in their respective treatment of the heritage of the past. Living with the Gods. The Legend of Zelda: The Mushroom in Christian Art. He is the author of many books, including “Ilya Kabakov: Painting Dog Portraits in Acrylics. Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques, The. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


Avant-garde, Aesthetic Dictatorship, and Beyond.

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Art Philosophy Politics Category: Louise Neri and Eva Respini. The defeat of the avant garde and the subsequent turn to Socialist Realism, he argues, was not just a Soviet phenomenon, but part of the development of the contemporary avant-garde in general, with similar transformations observed not only in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, but also in French neoclassicism and Gotal regionalism.

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Tokens of My Love. In the late s, the avant-garde Soviet artists transforming the world were replaced by the party leadership, and later by Stalin himself, who considered the entire country and its citizens as artistic material that could be subjected to modeling. We look forward to seeing you from January 2.

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