Proletkult (Proletarian Culture) Studios

Пролетарская Культура (Пролеткульт)

Proletarskaia Kultura (Proletarian Culture) was known by its portmanteau name, Proletkult. Its formation was supposed to provide the foundations for a new, worker-based art form, "liberated from bourgeois, pre-Soviet culture." Proletkult'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 independent artists' clubs and organizations in 1932, Proletkult was dismantled by the government.

Sources & Citations

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