uali sono le radici di una rivoluzione? Cosa è accaduto nelle ore immediatamente precedenti e successive al ritorno di Lenin in Russia, evento che ha determinato lo scatenarsi della Rivoluzione d’Ottobre, uno degli eventi storici più cruciali di sempre? Nel centenario della Rivoluzione Russa, dialoghiamo con Davide Monteleone, fotografo documentarista e autore del libro The April Theses (Postcart, 2017) che ricrea la cronologia delle due settimane che hanno preceduto la diffusione delle celebri “Tesi di Aprile” di Lenin e Guido Carpi, professore di letteratura russa all’Orientale di Napoli e autore del volume Russia 1917 (Carocci, 2017).
"Issue #7866" begins all the way back in 1917 with Moscow-based Italian photographer David Monteleone’s new book The April Theses, an immersive retracing of Lenin’s journey back to Russia from political exile in Zürich. Uncovering notes, bills and letters enabled the photographer to re-imagine a near step-by-step route, going so far as to dress in a suit similar to one Lenin might have worn, growing his beard, and adopting his stance to assume his role, in photographs taken in places Lenin would have travelled through.
The International Master in Documentary Photography with Davide Monteleone is addressed to all those who have a photo project or a defined idea to develop and it aims at helping the students in facing documentary photography practice through its professional, technical, creative, theoric and ethical aspects.
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Lenin Lives, co-curated by Lia Newman, Gallery Director/Curator, and Roman Utkin, Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, explores the afterlife of one of the most enduring and spectacular personality cults of modern history – the worship of the first Soviet leader, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov – Lenin (1870-1924). As the myth of the immortal Lenin developed, the image of the Revolution’s iconic leader became, not ironically, larger than life. For the rest of the tumultuous twentieth century, Lenin came to embody the idea of communism and the Revolution itself.
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