Open: 10am till close
@ Rich Mix
Mezzanine Gallery, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Entry: Free entry
Full Spectrum Productions presents the Hanging Out Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, in collaboration with the V&A, Imperial War Museum and Rich Mix.
‘Images of Protest’ focuses on protest posters and poster art of 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s Britain and how this art form has both influenced and been influenced by the myriad aspects of youth culture. The work on display charts the immense change that occurred in popular and social culture in these decades and covers subjects such as Nuclear Disarmament, Racial Equality and Equal Rights.
The exhibition looks at material from photographers, artists & designers and self-organized groups such as The See Red Woman’s poster group, Atelier Populaire, Paul Peter Piech, Ian McLaren and Neil Kenlock – the official photographer for the Black Panthers, as well as including images of Muhammad Ali’s resistance to the Vietnam War.
Included is a selection of contemporary posters created by young people involved with the Hanging Out project. Given access to archives of anti-war protest images at the V&A the group were inspired to generate their own posters revealing the extent to which the protest voice and aesthetic can still be heard and is relevant today.
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