Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego collaborated together in this superb series on soviet architecture in Georgia. For this project, which they conducted between 2015 and 2016, the two photographers travelled in search for soviet architectural heritage scattered all over the country. Between patriotic monuments and historical buildings transformed into museums, libraries or even banks, the two artists invite us into a singular universe between past and present.

Tbilisi. Archaeological Museum (1988). © Stefano Perego

The former Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, by the architects George Chakhava and Zurab Jalaghania and the engineer Temur Tkhilava (1975), now Bank of Georgia Headquarters. Tbilisi. © Roberto Conte

Zestafoni. Art school. © Roberto Conte

Chiatura. Soviet war memorial and residential buildings. © Stefano Perego

Marneuli. “And They Shall Grow”, a sculpture by Merab Berdzenishvili (1975). © Stefano Perego

Gudauri. Russian Georgian Friendship Monument (1983). © Stefano Perego

Tbilisi. Former Auditorium of the Industrial Technical College (1976). © Roberto Conte

Tbilisi. Technical Library, by G. Bichiasshvili (1985). © Roberto Conte

Chiatura. Administrative office building. © Stefano Perego

Tbilisi. The Palace of Ceremonies/Rituals, by Victor Djorbenadze (1984-1985). © Roberto Conte

Zhinvali. Aragveli monument. © Stefano Perego

Tbilisi. Housing complex, by Otar Kalandarishvili and G. Potskhishvili (1976). © Roberto Conte