“The Evolution of Soviet Posters”

“The Evolution of Soviet Posters”

Courtesy of Russian Cultural Center Our Texas Detail from “The Evolution of Soviet Posters” exhibit.


Fri., Aug. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31 2016

Location Info:

Russian Cultural Center Our Texas
2337 Bissonnet
Houston, TX  77005
[Updated 10-5-2016:] Due to popular demand, this exhibit has been extended through October 31.

Instead of the Internet or TV, powerful organizations used to speak their mind by pasting beautiful, graphically precise and wonderfully-constructed posters onto a wall. A new exhibition, “The Evolution of Soviet Posters,” collects more than 50 artworks that were disseminated by the Communist Party during its run ruling the Soviet Union from the 1920s to the 1980s. Many of the messages urge the common worker and the peasant to fight for freedom and justice. “They had propaganda messages and they tried to reach people through this artwork to make people take action. Now we have commercials,” says Michelle Poretsky of the Russian Cultural Center Our Texas. “I think it’s interesting to hang posters on walls and mailboxes to get a message across.” The show features published prints, but also original posters that were made in the 1970s. Vladimir Mayakovsky and Alexander Rodchenko are among some of the better-known artists with work in the show.

There's an opening reception from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on August 12 with Soviet-style refreshments. Continuing 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Through October 15. 2337 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-395-3301 or visit ourtx.org. Free.

[Organizer's description:]

Our exclusive Soviet Posters Exhibition is a unique opportunity to enjoy Soviet-style refreshments (at the August 12 opening reception) while browsing through a collection of posters that have been published from the creation to the collapse of the Soviet Union!

Soviet posters are a treasured art; the attention to details is exquisite and the scope of technique is endless. Every Soviet poster, no matter the date of creation, bears a stamp of expressiveness and graphical quality.

The exhibit will feature a collection of published prints from the Soviet Era as well as original posters from the 1970s.

Admission is Free!

All works will be available for sale.

For more information, visit the event Facebook page.


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