Socialist Realism – Albania

The People’s Socialist Republic of Albania, was erasing bourgeois thought from its culture, it was building the superstructure and base of socialist society. In order to properly do so, it needed to build a socialist culture and thought, the thought and way of the old is fervently put into the minds and actions of the many, and the air of the old stains the society of the new. In order to properly combat this, there needs to be a socialist art. This is what Albania did. Here are some good resources on Albania’s positions on their socialist art.

https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/hoxha/works/1965/10/26.htm

http://ciml.250x.com/archive/pla/english/alfred_uci_albanian_folklore.html

http://ciml.250x.com/archive/pla/english/at_1976_2_the_vitality_of_the_principles_of_socialist_realism_in_present_day_albanian_art.pdf

http://ciml.250x.com/archive/pla/english/at_1983_3_the_literature_for_children_a_great_achievement_of_our_art_of_socialist_realism.pdf

In the following works there are a few things you will notice, a detail to the lives and experiences and thoughts of the working people, a portrayal and glorification of the process of industrialization, and a picturing of female strength and empowerment.

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