Africa and the Soviet Union: A Cultural Relationship in Pictures
“Red Africa” is the latest season at Calvert 22 Foundation, and it presents the cultural relationship between Africa, the Soviet Union and related countries during the Cold War. Its main exhibition “Things Fall Apart” illustrates the loss of a utopian perspective that followed the end of the Cold war and ultimately the collapse of the Soviet Union. Through a collection of interdisciplinary approaches in art and film by artists including Isaac Julien, Yevgeniy Fiks, Ângela Ferreira and Jo Ractliffe, the show reflects on liberation struggles, communist street art, and Soviet press and propaganda.
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“Things Fall Apart” is at Calvert 22 in London from 4 February until 3 April 2016