소비에트 연방의 1950년대 부터 1990년대에 이르는 기념비적인 건물과 상징적인 조형물. 콘크리트 물성이 보여주는 적나라함과 모자이크 디자인 양식의 표현은 그 시대의 모습을 고스란히 나타낸다.
Mosaics and murals feature in this photography series of Soviet-era architecture from Central Asia by photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego.
The duo's Soviet Asia series documents architecture constructed between the 1950s and 1991 in the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
The Soviet Union, or USSR, was a Russian socialist state that governed various parts of Europe and Asia from 1922 until its fall in 1991.
Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego travelled to former Soviet regions in order to capture various monuments, residential buildings and other landmarks. The result is a set of photographs that show brutalist Soviet architecture with elements such as colourful mosaics and frescoes.
"In order to represent this complexity in the best way possible, we collected a big variety of architectural typologies," Conte and Perego told Dezeen.
The photographers explained how the Soviet modernist buildings they studied present an intriguing clash of cultures.
"The architecture merges the need of the State to provide buildings consistent with the idea of a new kind of modern and socialist urban life, with local culture and traditions that were quite distant from a Moscow point of view," Conte and Perego told Dezeen.
"This surprising mixture of influences produced very different, creative results," they said.