11 May 2018

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Protest! Resistance Posters

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, The Toni-Areal

– 2 September 2018

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“The current world situation gives new urgency to individual and collective protest. Posters from all over the world illustrate that the medium can still mobilise a great deal of attention or raise awareness of present issues, thus giving designers an important socio-political role,” says Bettina Richter, curator of the exhibition.



 

What does protest mean for a generation that is constantly spreading its open and tough opinions in a digital environment? Being against something is a personal style, and protesting means liking a protest post or wearing it on a T-shirt. The freedom to express resistance should be fundamental to everyone, and as we demonstrated in our issue form 273 about “Designing Protest”, design can also use a variety of means to highlight that liberty.

The focus of the exhibition in Zurich is on one of the strongest culturally and visually creative means of expression that exists: the poster. “Globalisation, women’s rights, Trump: the poster has established itself as an effective medium of political struggle.” The Toni-Areal location of the Zurich museum of design is exhibiting, some 300 international posters illustrating different strategies of worldwide rebellion which have been employed since.



 

Accompanying the exhibition are two campaigns: in the first, those interested can participate by helping to expand the collection of posters. The museum calls for submissions of photos of protest posters in public spaces, which are then assembled on a photo wall in the exhibition. In the second, students of the department visual communication at the Zurich University of the Arts create posters that address explosive political and social issues. Visitors to the exhibition can also attend workshops, discussions and interactive events.

The more than 300 posters from the exhibition can also be viewed in the eMuseum, the online archive of the museum’s collections; they are also included in a publication available in the eShop.

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