The 1917 Russian Revolution ushered in a relatively short-lived era of experimentation and idealism in the visual arts. Including some of the most iconic images in the history of graphic design, Constructing Revolution will present more than fifty Soviet propaganda posters, among them works by major figures of the early twentieth-century avant-garde such as Vladimir Mayakovsky and Alexander Rodchenko. These posters, offering a glimpse into a period of political upheaval and cultural ferment, were part of a campaign to provide a new visual language that would convert Communist aspirations into readily accessible, urgent, public art.
Also an installation of books, periodicals, bookplates, and portfolio plates from the collection of The Wolfsonian–FIU Library, Red and Black will be presented concurrently with this major exhibition.
*Red and Black will be on view only through Aug 5, 2018.
The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139