Soviet Hippies is an ethnographic research observing the Soviet society from a hippie point of view. The exhibition was designed to show the parallel universe during stagnation; the hippie movement within Brezhnev's regime and repressive measure. It is about the timeless freedom that breaks the rules and crosses boundaries, it is the hidden world that even Estonian people don't know much about.
Expect a rich archive of photos, lots of animations from the Soviet Union and film screenings consisting of interviews with people from the hippie generation of Soviet Estonia. Additionally, there will be lecture presentations with Vladimir Wiedemann and Juliane Fuerst (subjects TBC). KIWA’s special event “Soviet Sound Culture’ will take you through the history of Estonian progressive rock music from the 1970s
Private view by invitation only on Friday 2nd of September
Exhibition opens to the public from Saturday 3rd of September until September 18th
Open daily from 12noon until 6pm
Limited edition catalogue available to buy for £10