The New Woman of Socialist Realism: Women Artists and Images of Women


In her talk Christina Kiaer will address broad methodological problems of studying Socialist Realism within contemporary art historical scholarship through a specific lens, examining a handful of key women artists of the 1930s: Ekaterina Zernova, Olga Ianovskaia, Maria Bri-Bein and Valentina Kulagina, as well as the main heroine here – Riga-born Soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina. The talk will be preceded by a commentary from art historian Alise Tīfentāle. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Thematic division: Thirst for the Ocean

Begins : 12.06.2014 15:00

Ends: 12.06.2014 17:00


  • Conference Hall of the Art Museum Riga Bourse (Doma laukums 6)

Form of event:

  • Discussion / Lecture

Category of event:

  • Visual arts
  • History

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

The “kim?” contemporary art centre’s project “Waiting for... (Archaeology of an Idea)” brings to Riga professionals from various disciplines – curators, philosophers, authors, artists and musicians – whose mission is to research, inspire, and interact with the local cultural environment. These thinkers’ visits to Riga may take different forms: visits associated with art research, presentations of specific theoretical principles, performances, exhibitions and others.

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