November 5 – December 15, 2013
Intervention/Reception, performance, and culinarium: November 14, 6:00–9:00 p.m. at the Cooley
Academic symposium: Saturday, December 7
1:00–5:00 p.m., refreshments provided,
Vollum Lounge, Reed College campus
SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS BY:
Anya von Bremzen, author and culinary historian
Jill Bugajski, Northwestern University
James von Geldern, Macalester College
Lena Lencek & Kate Weinreich '14, Reed College
Marat Grinberg, Reed College
Stephanie Snyder, Reed College
Reality Principle is curated by Lena Lencek, Professor of Russian and Humanities, Reed College, and Stephanie Snyder, Curator and Director, Cooley Gallery.
The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of Soviet graphic arts and photography from the Reed College Art Collection. The work in the exhibition encompasses one hundred years of Soviet history and visual culture, from 1905 to 1990.
Rooted in the iconographic traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church, Soviet state artists repurposed the semantic codes of Russian religious art to imbue representations of their new society with a familiar but radicalized immediacy and intensity.
The “new Soviet citizen” was constructed and disseminated through endless recombinations of ideological tropes that saturated every sphere of Soviet public life. The rare photographs in the exhibition reveal the historical nuances of this social recoding, allowing for a richer reading of the posters in the collection.
THE DOUGLAS F. COOLEY MEMORIAL
ART GALLERY, REED COLLEGE
3203 SE WOODSTOCK BLVD.
PORTLAND, OREGON 97202-8199
HOURS: NOON TO 5 P.M., TUESDAY – SUNDAY, FREE
LOCATED ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE REED LIBRARY
The mission of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery is to enhance the academic offerings of Reed College with a diverse range of scholarly exhibitions, lectures, and colloquia in its role as a teaching gallery.
The gallery was established by a generous 1988 gift from Sue and Edward Cooley and John and Betty Gray "in support of the teaching of art history at Reed College, as part of an interdisciplinary educational experience that strengthens the art history component of Reed's distinctive humanities program." Exhibitions are coordinated in collaboration with Reed faculty members and courses, with attention to the needs and interests of the larger Portland and Northwest arts communities. A schedule of three to four exhibitions during the academic year brings to Reed and the Portland community work that would not otherwise be seen in the region.
John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director
Registrar and Program Coordinator
Education Outreach Coordinator
Calligraphy Initiative Coordinator
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