"Architecture and Art of the USSR in the Fascist Period Italy: Concerned Criticism" lecture by Anna Vyazemtseva
On November 14, 2018, the postdoc at the University of Insubria, senior researcher in Scientific Research Institute of Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning Anna Vyazemtseva delivered a lecture
A.G. Vyazemtseva spoke about the interest for the art of the USSR from Italian cultural community, caused by the exhibition of Soviet art at the Venice Biennale in 1924. This interest was by no means spontaneous, but prepared by a controversy about the phenomenon of the USSR that brought out on pages of the Italian press, especially when the fascist government of Benito Mussolini was established. Close attention to Soviet culture was paid throughout the entire period of the dictatorship in Italy, and the influence of Soviet art and architecture was recognized by contemporaries.
Anna Vyazemtseva is an Associate Professor at the Department of Art History, University of Roma Tre; Associate Professor at the Department of Global Management, University Roma Tor Vergata and Senior Researcher in Scientific Research Institute of Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning.