Fight The Power: Twenty Years of the Political Poster

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A collection of propaganda-based art will be exhibited in June at Birmingham’s Custard Factory.

Two decades of global social unrest has led to a resurgence of political art, as ‘Protest: Fight the Power: Twenty Years of the Political Poster’ reveals. Having toured Africa and Asia as part of a British Council-sponsored show, 'Protest' is now heading to the UK, despite having previously been banned.

Click on the image to see works from the 'Protest' exhibition.

The featured propaganda span issues as diverse as the countries of origin. Publicity for the Anti-Nazi League from 1994 will be displayed alongside campaigns to free Nelson Mandela from imprisonment in South Africa as well as satirical images aiming to undermine race and gender stereotypes.

‘Protest: Fight the Power: Twenty Years of the Political Poster’ is part of BASS Festival and will be open to the public from 3 – 30 June 2010 from 10am – 5pm at Devonshire House, Custard Factory. Entry is free. For more information, visit