On now until November 18th
Iconography of Revolt showcases some of the ways revolt and revolution, protest and insurrection, have been pictured in art, film, and elsewhere, from the Bolsheviks to the Black Panthers to Pussy Riot, from the barricades to the catwalk. It asks how images of revolt challenge us, but also how they have been absorbed into culture
The show excavates history, from Varvara Stepanova’s Bolshevik sportswear and theatre costumes from the 1920s to Emory Douglas’s Black Panther newspaper graphics from the late 1960s and early 1970s. It also features Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez’s harrowing collage documentary, Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997), which explores the romantic heyday of airplane-hijacking revolutionaries through the eyes of the media.
Warning Violent imagery and sexual references. Discretion is recommended before entering the exhibition. Several works are not suitable for children. Children under fourteen must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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