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Yekaterinburg is a city, which can rightly claim to be the chief, if we talk about In Transition. A city where every visitor is trying to find that very point, the Urals, where, you see, it is possible to have one foot in Europe and the second in Asia. A city which can be proud to have the largest number of royal family per unit area. A city which in the 1980’s, still under the name of Sverdlovsk…

My acquaintance with Zlín began when I was preparing the material on Yekaterinburg—the city which is known for its spectacular monuments to the constructivist epoch. Both cities can be proud of being the architectural embodiment of their respective conceptual ideals and, despite the fact those ideals are different to one another both cities architecture is determined by this evidence of Utopias.…

HE RUSSIAN FLUXUS AND WORD-OF-MOUTH AVANT-GARDE Provincial geniuses are fated to die in obscurity. That is why even at his home, in Sverd- lovsk, very few people know now about B.U.Kashkin (1938–2005), an abstract photographer, a conceptual poet, a performance artist and a lot more. The one who stirred up the minds of more than one generation of his countrymen and turned himself into a celebrity,…

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The emergence of a bright, new architectural phenomenon—Soviet constructivism—in the 1920s is related to a number of technological developments and the incubation of complimentary artistic conditions. At the beginning of the 20th century in Russia, it had become clear that there was a need for the convergence of form and content in architectural structures. This crisis related to the lack of…

Album covers containing neither the name of the band nor the title of the album. Promotion kept to a minimum. Official band pictures? They don’t exist. And the music? Long, and upon first listening, a randomly ‘collected’ series of compositions without vocals or any clear rhythmic structure. Godspeed You! Black Emperor have always done everything differently. Instead of communicating with the…

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