Anthropologists in Art presents: Neon Warszawski

Anthropologists in Art presents: Neon Warszawski – Polish Neon, a photography exhibition on Socialist visual communication By Ilona Karwinska & Krzysztof Wojciechowski — February 9th – March 16th @ WM GALLERY, Elandsgracht 35, 1016 TN, Amsterdam OPENING: SAT. 9th OF FEBRUARY, 17.00-19.00 About the exhibition: In 1957, at a conference in Czechoslovakia, Communist Party ideologues agreed that neon could be a way to reconcile the seemingly contradictory ideas of communism and consumerism in their ailing, state-run economies. The Polish Socialist Party, having created the state-run company ‘Reklama’, throughout the 1960’s and 70’s, recruited prominent artists and designers to bring about …

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