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Frederic Chaubin: Soviet Sci-Fi

Posted by Scott

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Pop Up Storefront Los Angeles showcased some great photos from Frederic Chaubin, the Cambodian born French-Spanish editor of Citizen K magazine. The show, entitled “CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed”, focused on Chaubin’s fascination with the sort of futurist architecture that came out of Soviet Russia’s Cold-War era. I’ve always been quite impressed by Soviet architecture like this; they somehow built real versions of all those artist’s renderings of future societies that people were cranking out in the 50′s and 60′s. I’ve never seen it represented quite so faithfully; Chaubin’s photos really capture that whole utopian society vibe.

PingMag Interview With Caubin
NYT coverage of the show

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greg says:

February 23, 2009 at 10:44 am

They did a similar show in NYC a couple of years ago. It was really amazing stuff. Well worth seeing if you’re in the area.