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Cuban Poster Art

--“Posters are not simply public notices…these aim is to inform or command…whereas a poster aims to seduce, to exhort, to sell, to educate, to convince, to appeal.” (Susan Sontag, May 1970)

"These posters tell stories through pictures and short texts. The posters narrate in a visual, graphic voice. The power to mediate an idea or a message that a poster can harbor is a function of artistic endeavors and societal interpretations that an "absentee" artist can exchange, independent of physical proximity, with a viewer. Thus, a poster becomes a medium of dialogue. Castro's Cuban apparatus learning from the Soviet poster experiences implemented similar strategies to provide a model like the view of Cuban Socialism. The posters for this exhibition were selected primarily from the subject areas of music, art and film."- Liladhar Pendse.