EXHIBITIONS: Political Art at Miami's Wolfsonian

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From Revolutionary Tides
From Revolutionary Tides
Opening at the Wolfsonian–FIU Museum in Miami on Feb. 25, running through June 25: "Revolutionary Tides: The Art of the Political Poster, 1914-1989." Developed in conjunction with the Cantor Art Center at Stanford University, the show "explores how posters became important tools to influence, encourage and incite reaction from the masses," says the Wolfsonian. "The exhibition showcases posters from diverse political and geographic settings such as New Deal America, WWII, the Stalin-era Soviet Union, China's Cultural Revolution, the protest movements of the 1960s and Ayatollah Khomeini's Iran." We open with a poster published by the Think American Institute and Kelly Read & Co., designer unknown, 1943. In the PDF: 2) "A Better Home," designed by Lester Beall, 1941. 3) "The Italian Invader's Clutch Tries to Enslave Us," designed by Amado Oliver Mauprivez, 1937, Madrid. 4) "To Strangle Fascism, Enlist in the Airforce," designed by Rafel Tana, 1936, Barcelona. 5) "Without the Russian October Revolution There Would Be No Fifth of May," designed by Sabínský-Veselý, 1945, Prague. See www.wolfsonian.org for more.
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