Phototecture of Modernism

Most schools in Lviv have been designed and constructed during the 1960s. The buildings we see every day and use every day would often fall out of our interests. Who designed them and when? What style do they share? How can this data be used in the educational process? 

Teachers and pupils are welcome to take a new perspective on the architecture of Soviet Modernism and imagine (rethink) their own “distances” to it at the exhibition "Phototecture of Modernism".

The exhibition is an attempt to combine the experiences of perception of architectural facilities by eight authors through the means of architectural photography and the prism of "distance": individual, professional, temporal, and audial.

The photo objects are the implemented projects designed by the couple of Anatoliy and Muza Konsulow. They were part of a Socialist Lviv still covering almost half of the area of present day Lviv but remaining unnoticed. The objects include, among others, an entrance arch to the Stryisky park. In Anatoliy’s legacy, it is a peculiar transition from the Stalinist architecture to late Modernism and its moderate Lviv invariant. It is also a residential house at the juncture of Rustaveli and Petrushevycha streets, and often referred to as Polish functionalism. it is the Palace of Culture in Truskavets, a student canteen in the Academy of Arts, Dniester hotel and Lviv hotel, the already dismantled Open Theater and temporary pavilions of agricultural expos in the Park of Culture.

We hope the visit to the exhibition will become a valid material for the talk with pupils during the social sciences subjects, art directions, Lviv studies, or the general education class.

Find more on the "Phototecture of Modernism" at the link.

Admission is free.


Exhibition opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 12.00 - 19.00
Saturday – Sunday: 12.00 - 18.00

For more details, please, contact: 
+38-032 275-17-34,