Exhibition “Posters of Gorbachev Era: The Sunset of Soviet Power”
Daily Event: 11:00 AM to 6:30 AM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Opening Reception: May 23, 2014, 7:30p.m.
Refreshments and drinks in Soviet style will be served.
Soviet-era posters have been representations of official, often shifting, ideology, as windows on what those in power wanted from those they aimed to influence and control.
Every Soviet poster no matter the date of creation bears a stamp of expressiveness and graphical quality. The attention to details is awesome. The scope of techniques is endless. And what's important, every Soviet poster has a historical reference essential for understanding the layers of meanings it carries through time. At the end of the Soviet era, the visual language that had been developed through decades was employed to encourage a reform within the Soviet system.
We present the collection of the posters that have been published in 1987-1990 years. It was very dramatic period in Russian history: Perestroika and the sunset of Soviet power took place then, leading to the new Russian Federation.
Admission is free.
All works are available for sale.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m., Saturday: 11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.