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Gallery Talk: Intersections

December 8, 2017
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

In this month's Intersections program, we'll explore the relationship between image, idea, and revolution.

In the Soviet revolutionary period, symbols, language, and images established, reinforced and defined the new social orders. This gallery conversation will look at images of workers and labor in the exhibition Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test as well as images from contemporary American art and media. Together we'll explore how artists, leaders, and cultural producers perceive and define our perceptions of the oppressed, working, and under classes.

In this interactive series, the Art Institute’s encyclopedic collection serves as a catalyst for conversations about urgent social questions and current events. Come ready to participate and create community through dialogue about art. Facilitators select featured artworks and post them here in advance of each discussion in order to be responsive to an ever-changing world.    

Visit the calendar to view upcoming Intersections programs on the second Friday of each month.

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Vladimir Stenberg and Georgii Stenberg. “The Mirror of Soviet Society,” cover for Red Field, no. 19 (May 1928). Ne boltai! Collection. Art © Estate of Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg/RAO, Moscow/VAGA, New York.