Catastrophe, restoration, and kunstwollen: Igor Grabar, cultural heritage, and soviet reuses of the past
2015 (English)In: Ab Imperio: Theory and History of Nationalities and Nationalism in the post-Soviet Realm, ISSN 2166-4072, E-ISSN 2164-9731, Vol. 2015, no 2, 339-362 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
When discussing Bolshevik cultural politics, both scholars and the public today emphasize what the Bolsheviks destroyed. In this essay, however, the focus is on what they “preserved,” and especially how they preserved it, to what purpose, and with what consequences. The article reconstructs the ideology and practices of cultural heritage in Soviet Russia from the vantage point of Bolshevik policies in reuses of the past. As an example, in reading the writing of the authority in Soviet cultural heritage industry, Igor Grabar, the author reconstructs the process of aestheticization, commodification, and internationalization of the Russian Orthodox icon.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 2015, no 2, 339-362 p.
Research subject Baltic and East European studies
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