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Sonntag, den 03. April 2011 um 07:12 Uhr
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If you can't make it to the TASCHEN Gallery to see the show in person, you can visit our website to see the photographs which are on view (and for sale).

TASCHEN Gallery invites you to the exhibition of Frédéric Chaubin's CCCP from 1 April to 31 May 2011

Dear friends,

We are proud to announce that from April 1 to May 31 TASCHEN Gallery Brussels will be featuring an exhibition of twenty photographs from our book CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed.

Photographer Frédéric Chaubin's images of buildings sited in former Soviet Republics express what he considers to be the fourth age of Soviet architecture. His poetic pictures reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990. Contrary to the 1920s and 1950s, no “school” or main trend emerges here. These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system. Their diversity announced the end of the Soviet Union. Taking advantage of the collapsing monolithic structure, the holes in the widening net, architects went far beyond modernism, going back to the roots or freely innovating. The wide range of different styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the period, from the obsession with the cosmos to the rebirth of identity. It also outlines the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before the country was brought to its end.

TASCHEN Gallery

Place du Grand Sablon
Rue Lebeaustraat 18
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 12am to 6pm

Information:
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