International Communism and Transnational Solidarity in the Context of the First Russian Art Exhibition

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Abstract

This essay will analyze how Willi Münzenberg's International Workers’ Relief organisation made the First Russian Art Exhibition of 1922 intelligible from the perspective of communist internationalism and review its role in the creation of new forms of transnational solidarity between the West and Soviet Russia. While previous contributions on the exhibition have focused on the Soviet cultural diplomacy or the activity of individual Russian artists, the role of the Workers’ Relief organization has remained less explored. The article argues that the International Worker's Relief organization represents another important manifestation of transcultural agency that linked Weimar Germany with the new Russia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication100 Years On
Subtitle of host publicationRevisiting the First Russian Art Exhibition of 1922
EditorsIsabel Wünsche, Miriam Leimer
Place of PublicationKöln
PublisherBöhlau Verlag
Pages45–53
ISBN (Electronic)9783412525651, 9783412525668
ISBN (Print)978-3-412-52564-4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventInternational Conference: 100 Years of German-Russian Cultural Exchange: The First Russian Art Exhibition - Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Haus Potsdamer Straße, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 15 Oct 202116 Oct 2021
https://russian-art.net/erk99/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference: 100 Years of German-Russian Cultural Exchange
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period15/10/2116/10/21
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Keywords

  • Communism
  • internationalism
  • Germany
  • Soviet Union
  • exhibitions

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