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Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato ThompsonColour Revolutions, 2017

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

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

Velvet Revolution, Yellow Revolution, Bulldozer Revolution, Rose Revolution, Orange Revolution, Purple Revolution, Tulip Revolution, Cedar Revolution, Blue Revolution, Jeans Revolution, Saffron Revolution, Grape Revolution, Green Revolution, Jasmine Revolution, Lotus Revolution

Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Moldova, Myanmar, Belarus, Kuwait, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Ukraine, Georgia, Yugoslavia.

During Perestroika, the media and the world witnessed numerous revolutions throughout former Soviet and Balkan countries as well as the Mid-East. These revolutions were described by colors from Velvet to Orange to Saffron. Participants in the color revolutions have mostly used non-violent demonstrations, strikes, and interventions against their governments and advocated democracy. These movements generally adopted a specific color or flower as their symbol. The color revolutions are notable for the important role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) often sponsored by CIA or other US based funds.

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

Suitable for all ages

This project is outdoors.