Opening: 9 November 2017
Underdogs Art Store EVENT
Propaganda – Personal collection of Alexandre Farto aka Vhils
Taking us back to an era when the socialist aesthetic reigned supreme over the art of political propaganda, this sample of posters from the personal collection of Alexandre Farto aka Vhils gathers two distinct sets from two nations which, in the second half of the 20th century, led the vanguard of the international revolution: Vietnam and Cuba (even though the latter is mainly represented here with posters in support of other countries and causes).
Inspired by various graphic and visual languages that marked the propaganda aesthetics of the 20th century, these posters were created by artists deeply committed to the causes they helped promote. Printed through relatively cheap and easy-to-use means of reproduction like screen printing or offset, these simple compositions created through the juxtaposition of painting and text, or photography and text, indicate a keen ability to synthesise complex ideas into impacting and immediately accessible images.
09 November 5pm-9pm
Music curatorship: DJ Glue
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