1949. Posters of New China

  • Edited by Alessandra C. Lavagnino, Marta Valentini
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 17 x 24 cm
  • Pages 104
  • Illustrations 35
  • Language Italian, Chinese, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836644711
  • Price € 20,00  € 17,00
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Abstract

Great solemnity and display of joy: this is how the founding of the People’s Republic of China was celebrated in 1949. A crucial moment in history, recounted through bright, colorful New Year Posters. The 35 artworks herein selected go from 1949 to 1953, a critical period when the requirements of political propaganda found a special and fruitful moment of synthesis in the deep-rooted context of Chinese popular art.
These posters are displayed abroad for the first time in over half a century, in the exhibition organized by the Confucius Institute of Milan University in collaboration with the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

Milan, Spazio Seicentro, October 2019