JIT Companies is proud to have provided Tru Vue® UltraVue®laminated glass display cases for the Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test exhibit at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibit was organized by the Art Insitute of Chicago and the V-A-C Foundation. Major support for the art exhibit was provided by Caryn and King Harris, the Harris Family Foundation. It was on display from October 29, 2017–January 15, 2018 in Regenstein Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago. Generous in-kind support for the exhibition is provided by Tru Vue®, Inc. and JIT Companies.
Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! – Soviet Art Put to the Test
Soviet Art Put to the Test had ten model displays, containing nearly 550 works from the early Soviet era. Each of these sections held rare works of art and features expert, life-size reconstructions of early Soviet display objects or spaces, commissioned especially for this exhibition. Revoliutsiia Demonstratiia – Soviet Art Put to the Test was the largest exhibition of Soviet art to take place in the United States in 25 years.
According to the Art Institute of Chicago’s website, The October Revolution of 1917 changed the course of world history; it also turned Russia into a showcase filled with models. Every object and sphere of activity had to demonstrate how society could be remade according to revolutionary principles. It would take intensive experimentation and discussion to determine the shape of this unprecedented society. To be realized in any concrete way, communism had to be modeled and put on display.
Tru Vue® UltraVue® Laminated Glass Display Cases at AIC
Below are images of the installation view of Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test, Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago. The photos depict the “Storefront” showcasing textiles, Constructivist advertisements, and Suprematist porcelain from the Art Institute of Chicago. Developed especially for framing and display, Tru Vue® UltraVue® Laminated Glass is engineered to a tighter specification for discerning clients who demand the best viewing experience possible, like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Marcus Mariota Sports Center. Some recommended applications and benefits of UltraVue® laminated glass include display cases for cultural heritage and fine art collections, irreplaceable works of art, framing for high traffic areas, reducing distracting reflections, UV protection, and more.
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