Student Fashion Shows at the ERKI (State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR) as a Carnivalesque Phenomenon in Soviet Estonia  Cover Image
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ERKI moeshow kui karnevallik nähtus 1980. aastate Nõukogude Eestis
Student Fashion Shows at the ERKI (State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR) as a Carnivalesque Phenomenon in Soviet Estonia

Author(s): Laura Paju, Ester Võsu
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Eesti Kunstiteadlaste Ühing
Keywords: State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR; fashion; soviet culture; carnivalesque culture; Mikhail Bakhtin

Summary/Abstract: The present paper analyses carnivalesque aspects (in the Mikhail Bakhtinian sense) of the popular student fashion shows in the ERKI (Eesti NSV Riiklik Kunstiinstituut – State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR), which took place from 1982 to 1985. The paper focuses particularly on ambivalent laughter, the grotesque and symbolic transgression.

  • Issue Year: 17/2008
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 31-56
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Estonian