Lecture 'SEELECTS #6: Multiple lives of one poster. Dmitrii Moor’s Have You Volunteered for the Red Army? (1920) in the Russian historical, Post-modern and new patriotic contexts'
SEELECTS #6 – dr. Shamil Khairov (University of Glasgow) - 6e verdieping, Lokaal 160.015
D.Moor’s 'Have You Volunteered for the Red Army? (1920) is without doubt the most celebrated and exploited Russian poster. As no other image it represents the Soviet revolutionary iconography and is discussed in this lecture in a number of aspects:
Its author and his role in the Red propaganda in 1920s;
Its source and relationship to A.Leete’s poster (1915);
Whose face was depicted in this image;
Its remake for the Great Patriotic War (1941-45);
Its Post-modernist revival after the collapse of the USSR and use in the context of the new Russian patriotic doctrine and antimonopoly legislation.