This witty exhibition was masterminded by the artistic duo Komar and Melamid,
who, in May 1992, placed an ad in the journal Artforum, asking
artists for suggestions on how to "save" Russia's Socialist Realist
monuments. Rather than actually preserve these monuments of Lenin and other
Communist figures, Komar and Melamid suggested that artists concentrate
on a way to transform them. The results were often hilarious, as in the
Fallen Idol Theme Park or a memorial statue supporting a children's slide.
The many drawings and photographs in the exhibition were presented in cases
supported by upside-down heads of Stalin.