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Beyond the Commodity

Liubov Popova Fabric Designs Watercolour on paper, mounted on paper 355 x 379 mm



Under capitalism, objects are created, bought, and sold as myriad commodities. But if we were to think about life after capitalism, what might our relationship to things be? Art historian Christina Kiaer discusses the innovations of Russian Constructivist artists in the early years of the Soviet Union and their attempts to reconfigure art, everyday objects, and human desire in a new society.

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