Trespassing Modernities at Salt
Salt Galata’s exhibition “Trespassing Modernities” is continuing to analyze post-war Soviet architecture. As the exhibition puts it, Soviet building changed after Stalin’s death in 1953 and the master architecture of Socialist Realism was rejected, according to the curators. “Trespassing Modernities” is dedicated to the legacy of post-war Soviet architecture; to its masters and its specificities, its original styles and erratic buildings. It aims to offer a glance at a still-existing void in the canonical history of architecture. According to the exhibition text, “Almost 25 years after the [collapse] of the Soviet Union, still little is known, beyond the former empire’s borders, about the social fabric that wove it together.