Globalisation, women’s rights, Trump: the poster has established itself as an effective medium for political struggle. 50 years after 1968, the onset of a worldwide rebellion, a new exhibition, titled 'Protest! Resistance Posters', at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, presents around 300 international protest posters.
The spectrum ranges from Käthe Kollwitz’s emotional appeal against war to the legendary messages of the Parisian Atelier Populaire and contemporary political manifestos. The designs, ‘dismantle rulers, denounce injustice, or lend utopia a face’. They are, ‘instances of visual memory, appeal to the necessity of resistance today and prove the topicality and universality of the depicted themes’.
Accompanied by protest songs, videos and images from virtual space, the exhibition showcases the work of socially engaged designers and illuminates various strategies of protest.
If you are unable to make it to Zürich, you can always pick up the accompanying book to the show ‘Protest. The Aesthetics of Resistance’ at Counter-Print (see below for link).
Until 02 September 2018
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96
Protest! Resistance Posters
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