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Description - Red Love: A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai by Alexandra Kollontai

Revisiting the ideas of a Russian revolutionary and feminist on such topics as sexual politics, free love, and motherhood.Alexandra Kollontai was a prominent Russian revolutionary, a commissar of Social Welfare after the October revolution in 1917, and a long-term Soviet ambassador to Sweden. As a cofounder of the Zhenotdel, the "Women's Department" in the communist party, she introduced abortion rights, secularized marriage, and provided paid maternity leave. Kollontai considered "comradely love" to be an important political force, elemental in shaping social bonds beyond the limitations of property relations.
Red Love stems from a yearlong research by CuratorLab at Konstfack University together with Tensta konsthall, that led up to Dora Garcia's exhibition Red Love and its related public programing. A number of artists and thinkers revisit Kollontai's ideas on the politics of love and their relation to current political, social, and feminist struggles. The publication also includes the biographical play Kollontai from 1977 by distinguished Swedish writer Agneta Pleijel.
Part critical analysis and part artist book Red Love seeks to address the ongoing relevance of Kollontai's thought, and the increasingly complex sphere of love relations in advanced capitalism. Is there a place for Kollontai's vision of comradely love today and how could it be formed?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789185549436
Format: Paperback / softback
(207mm x 122mm x 42mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Art Data
Publisher: Art Data
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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