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Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato ThompsonPerestroika in the USSR and 1989 , 2017

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

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

Perestroika was a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s until 1991 widely associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost (meaning "openness") policy reform. The results of this change became very ambivalent and powerfully conservative revolution paradoxically driven by the idea of freedom and civic liberties. This process resulted in the return of the private property relations, massive nationalist movement and the disintegration of the USSR.

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

Legend

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.