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Igor Chubarov: Nikolai Evreinov‘s “Revolution In Itself”
Nikolai Evreinov‘s “Revolution In Itself”
(p. 257 – 263)

Igor Chubarov

Nikolai Evreinov‘s “Revolution In Itself”

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  • History of photography
  • historic documents
  • revolution

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Igor Chubarov

is a philosopher and professor at Moscow State University. He is a senior research fellow in the Institute of Philosophy at the Russian Academy of Sciences and editor of the Logos magazine. He is the author of works on modern art and early-Soviet proletarian art, the history of Russian philosophy, theories of power, the theory of machines and mediatheory and on Evreinov.
Other texts by Igor Chubarov for DIAPHANES
Inke Arns (ed.), Igor Chubarov (ed.), ...: Nikolai Evreinov: »The Storming of the Winter Palace«

In 1920, the third anniversary of the October Revolution, The Storming of the Winter Palace was performed with a cast of 10,000. But as a reenactment this mass spectacle, directed by Nikolai Evreinov, was deceptive. It was intended to recall something—the storming of the Winter Palace as the beginning of the revolution—that it itself produced as a theatrical medium. This volume reconstructs the event with texts, photographs, and drawings, and shows how not only in the Soviet Union did the photograph of the theatrical “storming” become a historical document of the October Revolution.