Proletkult (Proletarian Culture) Studios

Пролетарская Культура (Пролеткульт)

Proletkult-- Proletarskaia Kultura (Proletarian Culture) was an artist cooperative established in 1917 and its formation was supposed to provide the foundations for a new proletarian art, "liberated from bourgeois, pre-Soviet culture." The organization's manifesto was simple: 1) proletarian culture equals communism, 2) Proletkult is the responsibility of the Russian Communist Party, 3) proletariat class equals the Russian Communist Party that equals Soviet power. Following the consolidation of all artists' clubs and organizations in 1932, Proletkult was dismantled indefinitely.

Sources & Citations

Bown, M. C. (1991). Art under Stalin. New York: Holmes & Meier.