Voices of the Revolution
Nov. 7 - Dec. 15
Nov 08, 2012
Dec 15, 2012
|Where||Ekstrom Library, near Media Resources (1st floor)|
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This exhibit, sponsored by UofL’s Center for Asian Democracy and Louisville's Asia Institute - The Crane House, features 13 posters from the latter half of the Cultural Revolution, produced by the Chinese Communist Party and influenced by Mao Zedong’s call for a fusion of revolutionary realism and revolutionary romanticism.
The posters represent a world of socialist utopia using unreal scenes filled with beautiful and healthy youth and joyful, hard working peasants excited by the new order outlined by Mao’s revolutionary voice. Themes include educating children, modernizing agriculture, speeding up industrialization, reducing conflict between the classes, and harmonizing China’s many different ethnicities.
A talk and closing reception will be held Tuesday, December 11 at 6:00 pm. The talk will be held in the Chao Auditorium and will cover the historical, artistic, and political context of the Cultural Revolution posters, with remarks from Dr. Yuxin Ma, Associate Professor of History, Dr. Daniel Tauss, CAD Scholar-in-residence, and David Harryman, Exhibits and Program Coordinator at the Asia Insititute-Crane House.