"Chinese propaganda poster: Study well and grasp the theory of the dictatorship of the proletariat, 1975"
"Chinese propaganda poster: Study well and grasp the theory of the dictatorship of the proletariat, 1975," from the collections of Barry Till and Richard King.
CURATOR BARRY TILL
Chinese Propaganda Posters Through February 6, 2011, Asian Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
As an exchange student in China in the 1970s, Barry Till covered the bare walls of his dorm room with an inexpensive and easily accessible form of art — the ubiquitous propaganda posters printed under the direction of Mao Zedong. Now curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Till has pooled his collection with posters collected by University of Victoria professor Richard King for the AGGV’s show Communist Paradise, on through February 6. The collection of more than 70 posters is full of happy, healthy young workers blissfully serving the goals of the party.