Christopher Hunt

Christopher Hunt
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Modern Art

Christopher Hunt is a first-year MA student specializing in modern art. He received his BA in history from the University of Michigan, where he also minored in the history of art and museum studies. As a capstone for his undergraduate history education, Christopher wrote a thesis titled “Glimpses of Agrarian Socialism: Anglophone Portrayals of the Collectivization of Agriculture in the Soviet Union during the First Five-Year Plan and Beyond,” which chronicled portrayals of agricultural collectivization during the Interwar Period in the Soviet Union. During the course of his thesis research, Christopher discovered a number of photojournals published by the Soviet government titled USSR in Construction, which depicted collectivization efforts and other internal developments. The photographs and photomontages in these journals piqued Christopher’s interest in the applicatory nature of art, and how it can reflect, and justify, sociopolitical trends and ideologies. For his MA research, Christopher hopes to study the shifting depictions of socialist/communist ideology in the post-First World War landscape, focusing in particular on the failed Spartacist Uprising in Germany and the Bolsheviks’ consolidation of power in the Soviet Union. 

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