Curator and architecture historian Aleksandra Selivanova will speak about the projects for the conquest of the sky and outer space proposed by the Soviet Avant-Garde.
The possibility of overcoming space and going beyond human and technological limits, opened up by the development of aviation in the 1910s and 1920s, had a major effect on the imagery, ideas, writings, and artistic visions of the era.
For the architecture, visual arts, poetry, and theatre of the Soviet Avant-Garde, an airplane was a universal model and the sky a space for exploration and fast colonization. Unsurprisingly, many Soviet architects proposed radical projects to populate the stratosphere and outer space. This talk will focus on a few interesting projects.
The talk is part of the public program for Tomás Saraceno’s installation Moving Atmospheres.