A World to Win. Posters of Protest and Revolution

This exhibition runs from Sat, 8th Oct 2016 to Sun, 15th Jan 2017. See all dates

This exhibition is open: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Cost: Free of Charge


A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution looks at a century of posters agitating for political change. From the Suffragette campaigns of the early twentieth century, to the Arab Spring, political activists around the world have used posters to mobilise, educate and organise.

The exhibition will present around seventy posters drawn from the national poster collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Showcasing the work of diverse artists, graphic designers and print collectives it will include new acquisitions gathered from recent outbursts of protest in the UK, Russia and the Middle East.

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. The show will feature posters made by the Atelier Populaire during the student protests in Paris in 1968, as well as examples from the Russian, Chinese and Cuban Revolutions.

The exhibition will also host artist Ruth Ewan’s ‘A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World’, an on-going collection of over 2000 idealistic or political songs collated by Ewan and disseminated via a CD jukebox.

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

William Morris Gallery,

Lloyd Park Entrance, Forest Road, London, E17 4PP

Google Map of William Morris Gallery

Nearest tube and train stations to William Morris Gallery

London Overground