Young Pioneers: Lithographs from the Johnson-Horrigan Collection

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 09:28 to Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 09:28
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 09:28
M.G. Roiter, The Inclusion into the Young Pioneers on Red Square, 1975. Color lithograph, courtesy of the Johnson Horrigan Collection
Exhibition Date: 

 28 Apr 2010 -12 Dec 2010

School Year: 

 2009 - 2010

Opening: 

 April 28, 2010 - 12:00pm

By bringing together lithographs from the Johnson-Horrigan Collection, this small exhibition examines the role of children in works produced by members of the Soviet Artists Union in the early and mid 1970s. The exhibition investigates the varied means in which political ideology was infused in art, specifically in images of children engaged in various pursuits. By concentrating less on the Socialist Realism employed in the posters and more on how compulsory monotonous techniques were imbued with a political agenda, the interrelatedness of the Artist Union, the Communist Party, and the importance of children to the Soviet state can give the works in Young Pioneers a new bearing. Curated by Faulconer Gallery Intern Caitlin Deutsch ‘12.