Visions of Utopia: Soviet Posters of the 1920s and 1930s from the Marx Library Collection

7th  November - 5th December 2013

This exhibition presents Soviet posters of the first two decades following the October Revolution – the period when a grandiose attempt to build a new society and a new world in Russia was most intense and driven by an ingenious believe in the real possibility to do that. In other words, it was driven by Utopia. Post-revolution society was changing very quickly and the character of Utopia transformed hugely during those two decades. The posters in the exhibition explicitly show the move from utopia to dystopia during that period.  The exhibition contains 25 works by Gustav Klutsis, Valentina Kulagina, Yakov Guminer, Daniil Cherkes and other artists. Curators: Jane Powell, Grant Pooke, Elena Zaytseva.