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'Imag(in)ing Revolutionary Evolution in Apes and Humans in the 1920s: The Ages of Life Sculptures at the Darwin Museum, Moscow'.
The Darwin Museum in Moscow was, from its foundation in 1907, committed to using artworks to support stories of evolution. Nationalized in 1917 as an adjunct of Moscow State University, the museum remained under the direction ...
Art History, Politics, Heritage
Lysenko, “Michurinism” and Art at the Moscow Darwin Museum 1930s-1950s
The triumph of Lysenko’s ‘Michurinism’ in 1948 did not just affect Soviet bio-sciences per se, it also affected the ways in which bio-science and Darwinian evolutionary theory were presented for mass consumption in Soviet ...
Visualising Evolution : Art, Visual Culture and Darwinisms in the Late19th and early 20th Centuries
This paper looks at aspects of the relationships between art, taxidermy, bio-politics and the shifting representations of Darwinian evolutionary theory within the history of the Darwin Museum, Moscow 1907-2010. The museum ...
Spectacles, Sport and Soviet ideology in the 1930s
After the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolsheviks embarked on an extensive, long-lasting, and very successful campaign to encourage the population of the Soviet Union to engage with sport and physical culture. The initial ...
Representing Darwin : Art, Taxidermy and Bio-politics at the Darwin Museum Moscow, 1907-2009
This paper looks at aspects of the relationships between art, taxidermy, bio-politics and the shifting representations of Darwinian evolutionary theory within the history of the Darwin Museum, Moscow from 1907 to 2009. The ...
Liberation and Containment : Re-visualizing the Eugenic and Evolutionary Ideal of the Fizkul’turnitsa in 1944
Soviet newspaper articles indicate that one way in which the liberation of Soviet territory was celebrated in 1944 was through sporting events, such as cross-country races in Ukraine – one of the territories most severely ...
Conflicting Theologies : Artistic Authenticity and the Case of Aleksandr Brener
(Institute of Art of the Polish Academy (IS PAN), 2003)