Soviet Posters from the Collection of Bill Cellini Jr.
Posters were important to many aspects of life, culture and governance in the Soviet Union during the twentieth century. This exhibition features a selection of the posters deployed as part of the many Soviet literacy campaigns to educate rural populations, with the goal of eliminating illiteracy and moving the communist nation forward socially, culturally and industrially. This collection of visual artifacts purposefully demonstrates the way that art and politics were inextricably embedded in such posters: they were designed to manipulate, inform, warn and enlighten, while functioning as an omnipresent voice of power, communication and control.
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