Seeing Red—Hungarian Revolutionary Posters, 1919 at MoMA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 06 Jan 2011
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Any art, literature, or political movement between 1900—1919, we are all about it. And of course, anything considered slightly Eastern European of this era is always some of the greatest stuff out there. Hence our excitement of the new show at MoMA, Seeing Red: Hungarian Revolutionary Posters, 1919 opening on February 2, 2011.

The exhibition will feature sposters by three of Hungary’s foremost graphic artists, Miha?ly Biro? (whom you see here), Sa?ndor Bortnyik and Bertalan Po?r, all of whom had been actively involved in the Socialist revolutionary movement that culminated in the short-lived Hungarian Republic of Councils in 1919.

If you recognize these images, that is because Biro?’s red-hammer-wielding man becamse one of the most well-known political images of the period, and as the MoMA notes, "much repeated in Central European political iconography up to the present day."

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Seeing Red: Hungarian Revolutionary Posters, 1919
February 2, 2011–Ongoing
The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor

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