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Hungarian Cubes: photographs of post-war houses by Katharina Roters

Hungarian Cubes: photographs of post-war houses by Katharina Roters | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Katharina Roters has produced photographs documenting the ornamental patterns added to standardised dwellings in Hungary as an expression of individuality.

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GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design (London) — Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen

GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design (London) — Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design in collaboration with Antikbar is pleased to present ‘Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen’. As the UK/Russia year of culture begins, this exciting exhibition examines the golden age of Soviet film posters and is co-curated by Elena Sudakova, director of GRAD, and film critic and art historian Lutz Becker.

To see until 29 March 2014.

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L’ère vulgaire passera Group Show

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The group show L’ère du vulgaire passera will run through December 21, 2013, at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff. For curator Patrick Schedler, the title of the exhibition is directly inspired by the relationship between the French Revolution of 1789 and the fall of the USSR in 1989. In 1792, revolutionary France established the Republican calendar, putting an end to the “common era.”

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These photographs capture the terror, joy and weirdness of the USSR's final days

These photographs capture the terror, joy and weirdness of the USSR's final days | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
In the last days of the USSR, the nation was changing incredibly fast. People were starving, but they were also joyfully rebelling against their crumbling government. Communism was slowly eroding into nationalism.
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Abandoned Soviet architecture photographed by Rebecca Litchfield

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Rebecca Litchfield has toured former Soviet countries to photograph the once-monumental structures around the Eastern Bloc that have fallen into decay.

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Simon Menner Top Secret

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The photographic archives of the East German Secret Police, known as the Stasi, have revealed their secrets to Berlin-based photographic artist Simon Menner who has used these images to explore the notion of surveillance in a new book “Top Secret”.

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Who Knew Photos From Soviet-Era Russia Could Look So Happy?

Who Knew Photos From Soviet-Era Russia Could Look So Happy? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It would be difficult to guess Sergey Chilikov’s photographs are a product of repressive, Soviet-era Russia. Sergey Chilikov: Selected Works 1978–, published by Schilt Publishing at the end of 2011 is brimming with Chilikov’s relatively unknown work covering the span of his career, from the 1970s through the late 2000s.

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AP Photographer's Instagram Pictures Show What Life Is Like In North Korea

AP Photographer's Instagram Pictures Show What Life Is Like In North Korea | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Back in February, North Korea's local service provider Koryolink started allowing foreigners to access the internet on their mobile phones for the first time ever.

David Guttenfelder, the Associated Press' chief photographer in Asia, immediately began posting pictures from inside Pyongyang to his Instagram account. They quickly went viral.

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