The October Revolution is considered to be an important event for both the Russian and world twentieth-century history. The completion of one hundred years from the events of 1917 serves as an occasion for reflection and critical reading of the past, while major questions arise about the present: Why does the Russian Revolution still concerns us? How can this event be approached today, three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall?
Focusing on the connection between thedominant ideology and art, this Conference explores the way in which the October Revolution and the socio-political changes that followed affected the cultural production of the Soviet Union as well as that of other countries.
●Art and Authority
●Institutions and their influence on cultural production
●State awards, artists’ unions and collectivities
●The stand and the role of the artists in the cultural production system
●Heroes and anti-heroes during the Soviet and post-Soviet era
●Socialist Realism: aesthetics and sociopolitical implications
●Propaganda and Censorship
●Cultural Politics and Diplomacy
●Representations of the Revolution and the Soviet past in art – Then and Now
●The influence of Soviet art and its effect on other cultures
*Τo be noted: The topics above are indicative; abstracts related to wider issues of the conference are not ruled out.
会议名称(英文)：Conference Art and Ideology: 100 years since the October Revolution