I remember going to demonstrations, hunger strikes, meetings and more meetings. I never really understood much about it except that the communists were bad and were making life difficult for the people of my fathers mother land.
When we would march around the Polish Embassy in Toronto I imagined that there were communists hiding in the building- scared to come out because of us.
In Prague they have a Communist Museum ironically above a Mc Donalds.
I took these photos yesterday at the National Gallery of Prague- where they have several works of communist art in both the permanent collection and the temporary exhibits.
These two are by: Tian Younghua made in 2008
Plebeian Courtyard I, 2009
By Jakub Geltner
I don't think the photos do justice to this piece, which is quite large and to me represents an exaggerated image of Soviet era apartment blocks which are still very prevalent in Eastern Europe.
I love this poster by Alena Cermakova called:
We Produce More- We Live Better- made in the early 1950's
Listening To The Speech Of K. Gottwald Feb. 21, 1948
I love political art because it is so layered and passionate-
Do you enjoy art work with a political message?