School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom,” an exhibition responding to recent political turmoil in Russia through the language of the poster. The original posters were created in support of the popular Russian movement for democracy that emerged at the third-term election of President Vladimir Putin. Co-curated by design historian and MFA Design Department Co-chair Steven Heller and Misha Beletsky, “Russia Rising” will be on view at SVA’s Westside Gallery New York City.
Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom is organized in conjunction with the Golden Bee Global Biennale in Moscow and Serge Serov, Biennale president.
Designers who responded to the call for entries for “Russia Rising” faced a similar challenge.
Participating artists include R. O. Blechman, The Bukheyevs (S. Bulkin & E. Mikheyeva), Savas Cekic, Cybersect, Maxim Derevyankin, Eugeny Dobrovinsky, Lex Drewinski, Stasys Eidrigevicius, the Faldin Family, Kevin Finn, Emily Firebaugh, Robert Grossman, Hilppa Hyrkäs, Allison Hefely, Homework (Joanna Górska & Jerzy Skakun), Viktor Koen, Boris Kulikov, Yossi Lemel, Alain Le Quernec, Uwe Loesch, Alexandria Lopresti, Alexey Lysogorov, Antti Raudaskoski, Kari Piippo, Woody Pirtle, Joe Scorsone & Alice Drueding, Eugeniusz Skorwider, Lanny Sommese, Anatoliy Omelchenko, Derek Vander Griend and Dimon Zakharov.
Posters by Jan Bajtlik, Poland / Yossi Lemel, Israel / Kari Pooppo, Finland / Stasys Eidrigevicius, Poland