From the 'Votes for Women' campaigns of the early 20th century to the recent 'Occupy' movements, political activists around the world have used posters to mobilise, educate and organise.
Making or displaying a poster is in itself a means of taking political action, while for many social and political movements posters have represented an important form of cultural output. Themes of protest and political participation have gained a powerful contemporary resonance in the wake of the Arab Spring and the global financial crisis. This display looks at a century of posters agitating for political change drawn from the V&A collection, including new acquisitions gathered from recent outbursts of protest.
There are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.
This Display complements our temporary exhibition Disobedient Objects and our permanent collections, for more information please see the link.
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