Hunterian Art Gallery Glasgow: Beauty In Hell – Culture in the Gulag

Novye Solovki (New Solovki) Newspaper, 1925
Novye Solovki (New Solovki) Newspaper, 1925

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The University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery is showing Beauty In Hell – Culture in the Gulag an extensive online exhibition demonstrating the cultural activities that flourished in the notorious Soviet prison camps in the Gulag archipelago. Focusing on the unique circumstances of the first Gulag camp at Solovki, it demonstrates how cultural activities such as theatre, art, typography and press developed into an expression of resistance on the part of the intelligentsia who were held there to the camp’s systematic violence and oppression.

The gallery is also showing an small exhibition on the life of poet Edwin Morgan, whose centenary is celebrated this year, which serves as a contextual gateway to the Museum’s extensive collection of art and artefacts.

82 Hillhead Street
Glasgow G12 8QQ

Image: Novye Solovki (New Solovki) Newspaper, December 1925. Hunterian Art Gallery and Museum


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