MOVE THE MOUNTAIN – Richard Goodall Gallery

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Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester is proud to present MOVE THE MOUNTAIN An exhibition of original Chinese Propaganda Posters 1969-1979. Showing 9th March – 7th April 2012. An exclusive exhibition of original Chinese propaganda posters. The exhibition will display a collect. Personallyion of striking posters which document a visual history of Chinese communism in the years sine the 1949 establishment of the People’s Republic. This is the first time these works have been exhibited in the UK. All works will be for sale.

From the Richard Goodall website:

The exhibition will display a collection of striking posters which document a visual history of Chinese communism in the years sine the 1949 establishment of the People’s Republic.

This is the first time these works have been exhibited in the UK

The poster style is varied as they move through a timeline, some full of red ink and young Chinese holding up copies of Mao’s Little Red Book and many depicting soldiers in the fight with cartoonish capitalist monsters. But upon closer inspection it becomes clear how much artistry went into their production, and how they changed over the years reflecting the changes in China’s cultural and political climate. Each poster is both a work of art an insight into this period of Chinese history.

Richard Goodall comments: “This unique exhibition celebrates this largely previously unrecognized Chinese art form, which has not been widely seen outside of China. The posters are fascinating both in terms of their content and history, but also as individual pieces of art perfectly suited to display in contemporary spaces. The vintage posters, over 40 years old in some cases, were printed on thin paper and we have enlisted the help and expertise of the finest art restorer in the country to remove the foxing and acid from the paper, having them linen backed thus preserving the integrity of each piece, making them archivally safe and virtually as vibrant as the day they were printed.

9th March – 7th April 2012