For Tomorrow They Will Not Recognize Us: The American Reception of Soviet Leftist Art

dc.contributor.advisorZalman, Sandra
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGolubev, Alexey V.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHarren, Natilee
dc.creatorAsakura, Sophie Charlotte Kiyoe
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-14T18:57:05Z
dc.date.available2023-06-14T18:57:05Z
dc.date.createdMay 2023
dc.date.issued2023-05-15
dc.date.updated2023-06-14T18:57:06Z
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, I take a historiographic approach to the reception of Soviet leftist art of the early 20th century in the United States. I explore the ways that Soviet movements like Suprematism and Constructivism were appropriated as a vehicle for political meaning by American institutions and the means by which those Soviet artists, artworks, and legacies were framed. The decades covered by my thesis were characterized by global warfare and high-stakes diplomacy, beginning with the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolution in 1917 through the Second World War, into the Cold War and the Vietnam War. The thesis is divided into three sections roughly aligning with these time periods and each anchored by an exhibition that typifies the feelings and scholarship on the Soviet leftist art in the United States. The exhibitions I examine are Cubism and Abstract Art (1936), Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner (1948), and Primary Structures (1966).
dc.description.departmentArt, School of
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/14580
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectSoviet
dc.subjectLeftist
dc.subjectReception
dc.subjectRussian
dc.subjectAvant-garde
dc.subjectCold War
dc.subjectMuseum of Modern Art
dc.subjectMoMA
dc.subjectBarr
dc.subjectGreenberg
dc.subjectNaum Gabo
dc.subjectMalevich
dc.subjectTatlin
dc.subjectCubism and Abstract Art
dc.subjectPrimary Structures
dc.subjectBarbara Rose
dc.subjectCarl Andre
dc.subjectRobert Morris
dc.subjectCamilla Gray
dc.subjectConstructivism
dc.subjectSuprematism
dc.titleFor Tomorrow They Will Not Recognize Us: The American Reception of Soviet Leftist Art
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dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeKathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
thesis.degree.departmentArt, School of
thesis.degree.disciplineArt History
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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