Protest!

Resistance posters

20.04.2018 - 02.09.2018
tue–sun 10am–5pm,
wed 10am–8pm
Toni-Areal
Pfingstweidstrasse 96

Globalization, 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, this exhibition 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.

Publication
Protest. A Future-Oriented Practice
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zurich University of the Arts (eds.), E, Lars Müller Publishers

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