Protest! Resistance posters

Globalization, women’s rights, Trump: the poster has established itself as an effective medium for political struggle. 50 years after 1968, the onset of a worldwide rebellion, this exhibition presents around 300 international protest posters. The spectrum ranges from Käthe Kollwitz’s emotional appeal against war to the legendary messages of the Parisian Atelier Populaire and contemporary political manifestos. The designs dismantle rulers, denounce injustice, or lend utopia a face. They are instances of visual memory, appeal to the necessity of resistance today, and prove the topicality and universality of the depicted themes. Accompanied by protest songs, videos, and images from virtual space, the exhibition showcases the work of socially engaged designers and illuminates various strategies of protest.


Exhibitions and events

Design Studio: Processes

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 14.04.2019

How is a chair, a lamp, or a typeface developed? How do designers approach the design process? What kind of cultural and social relevance does design have? The Museum für Gestaltung is launching the...

Revisiting Black Mountain

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 03.06.2018

Experimentation as experience, self-determined learning and teaching, democratic coexistence: the Black Mountain College (1933–1957) in the USA was a place of lived utopia, a vanishing point of...

PA-DONG! The furniture of Susi and Ueli Berger

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 29.06.2018

They created Swiss design icons: for over 40 years, Susi Berger-Wyss, a graphic designer and Ueli Berger, an artist, designed furniture together. In the 1960s, the couple abandoned the well-trodden...

Social Design

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 05.10.2018

A loom to start a business, a do-it-yourself house, or a solar kiosk for local power supply: social design is design for and with society — and highly topical. The consequences of the global growth...

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