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20 September 2016

Tim Parchikov_Night of the Year 2016

TIMES NEW ROMAN EPISODE III: MOSCOW

Throughout history, every new political or financial elite felt a need for selfidentification with classic culture.
Thus, it demonstrated its legitimacy and accentuated the appropriateness of its inheritance of previous epoch’s establishment. After conquering ancient Greece Romans began the mass production of Greek sculptures which became the examples of high classic culture and beauty. The impetuous rise of a new Russian elite accumulating enormous amounts of money and power is requesting another return of the “Romans”. Will they find their places in the museums one day too?