Over 70 original posters (from print collectives, celebrated artists, graphic designers and anonymous poster-makers), will be displayed in a stimulating exhibition that identifies how posters have been used to mobilise, educate and organise many varied causes and campaigns around the world. Ranging from the early 20th century right up to examples from recent protests in Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt, the posters bring together highly creative graphic design and photography with slogans which span international boundaries and languages.
A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution is the fourth in the series of partnership projects with The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum presenting touring exhibitions from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London as part of the pre-opening programme of exhibitions for V&A Museum of Design Dundee.
The display looks at a century of posters agitating for political action, drawn primarily from the Victoria & Albert Museum's outstanding poster collection, including new acquisitions gathered from recent outbursts of protests and loans of rare posters from the Northern Ireland Political Collection held at the Linden Hall Library in Belfast. The posters have been produced under many different conditions: from Apartheid to the Vietnam War and British miners' strikes. The display brings together some of the most potent, and in many cases controversial, images used to declare opposition to major events and campaigns throughout the world. Together they demonstrate the extraordinary power a poster can have and how different graphic strategies and visual vocabularies of protest emerge and evolve.
Exhibition organised by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
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