Art of Solidarity

Cuban posters for African liberation 1967 - 1989

13 January to 6 August 2017

poster showing a woman holding a gun

Day of Solidarity with the people of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, 1968 by Berta Abelénda Fernández
Courtesy Lincoln Cushing / Docs Populi Archive

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Art of Solidarity provided a fascinating look at posters produced in Cuba as a form of social and political resistance, designed to support freedom movements around the world.

The exhibition featured 32 rarely-seen posters from a private collection which highlighted some of the liberation and independence movements that swept through Africa after the Second World War.

Produced through the Organisation in Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), the posters were often beautifully designed and wonderfully colourful, yet reflected what would become some of the most ruthless conflicts and historically significant events taking place in Africa during the Cold War era.

OSPAAAL posters revealed the idealistic spirit of the Cuban Revolution, which was intent on fighting imperialism, globalisation and defending human rights.

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