27 May 2019
On May 29, at 11:00, the State Museum of Art of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V. Savitsky will open the exhibition entitled “Socialist Realism in the Fine Arts” (from the collection of the State Museum of Art of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V. Savitsky).
For many years, the exhibition activity of the Savitsky Museum focused on avant-garde art. This was due to the fact that since the 1980s there was a great interest in the avant-garde of the 1920s and 30s, which was persecuted, attacked and even banned during the long years of the Soviet era and was rescued by the founder of the museum, Igor Savitsky.
Today we present paintings and sculptures of Uzbek and Russian artists, made in the style called "socialist realism". For the first time in the halls of the museum are exhibited paintings, which were kept in the museum storages for many years. Displayed works were made in the Soviet era, from the late 1930s to the 1970s.
Visitors of the exhibition will be introduced to the paintings representing different periods of socialist realism, beginning with its heyday, which falls on the 1930-40s, and ending with its decline - this is the 1970s and will be able to dive into the atmosphere of the Soviet era.