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Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato ThompsonA Monument to the Century of Revolutions, GREAT October socialist revolution, Russia 1917 , 2017

A Monument to the Century of Revolutions (rendering), 2017
Photo: Chto Delat

Dmitry Vilensky - Saint Petersburg, Russia
Tsaplya Olga Egorova - Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nikolay Oleynikov - Saint Petersburg, Russia

Those who look at Wikipedia in 20th-century revolutions, will be confronted with a long alphabetical list of different events around the globe. What is the meaning of these events today? What did The Great Socialist October Revolution in 1917 uncover and what did it block? Do ‘revolutions’ continue as a carrier for emancipatory energies or is revolution incompatible with democracy; absorbed by established regimes, rhetoric of technical and fashion innovations? What kinds of transformation do ‘revolutions’ invoke and what are the limits? How can we still dream of changing the world?

Yesterday was early, 
tomorrow it will be late (Lenin)

This revolution erupted in the middle of the brutal first world war and thus, as an anti-war movement. Arresting slogans of social justice captured the collective imagination – Peace to the people, Land to the peasants, factories to the workers. All power to the Soviets. Suddenly victorious, the revolution abolished private property and established a dictatorship of the proletariat.

#Lenin #Soviets #RussianRevolution #Peace

The collective Chto Delat (What is to be done?) was founded in early 2003 by artists, critics, philosophers and writers from Russia with the goal of merging political theory, art and activism.

Their artistic activity utilizes a range of media — from education practicies to film, theater, radio programs, publishing newspapers, murals, seminars and public campaigns.

Social Sculpture


Century of Revolutions Taking to the Streets Life on Neebahgeezis Calculating the Unforeseen Independent Projects Major Institutions Event Centre

Nathan Phillips Square

100 Queen Street West

Mature content, suitable for audiences 18+


There will be activations, installations, speeches and performances on the stage and in the containers throughout the course of the exhibition.

This project is both indoors and outdoors.