Russian Cultural Center Our Texas opening reception: "Posters of Gorbachev Era:
The Sunset of Soviet Power"
Soviet-era posters have been representations of official, often shifting ideologies as windows about what those in power wanted from those they aimed to influence and control. Every Soviet poster, no matter the date of creation, bears a stamp of expressiveness and graphical quality.
The scope of techniques is endless. And what's important, every Soviet poster has a historical reference essential for understanding the layers of meanings it carries through time. At the end of the Soviet era, the visual language that had been developed through decades was employed to encourage a reform within the Soviet system.
This collection of the posters that have been published in 1987-1990 years. It was very dramatic period in Russian history: Perestroika and the sunset of Soviet power took place then, leading to the new Russian Federation.