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Exhibition “Panfletarismo” at the Graphic Office of the Museum of the City, in Porto

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The archive of the Porto PCP work center was the object of a graphic look that allowed to gather two hundred posters, pamphlets and brochures. The exhibition can be visited until June 20, at the Graphic Office of the City Museum.

Produced by the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP), by political movements in which it was involved, by trade union organizations and by similar informal demonstrations, covering the period of resistance until the formation of the CDU, these materials are now presented to the public in the foyer of the Almeida Municipal Library Garrett, where the Museu da CidadeGraphic Officeemerges.

In addition to the iconicity of the hammer and sickle, the exhibition, which Rui Moreira has already visited accompanied by Nuno Faria, artistic director of the City Museum, favors local political action, from Praia da Madalena to the hills of São Pedro da Cova, and the close connection that the discourse tries to make with the various dimensions of daily life and social causes.

It is an exercise that tries to articulate the urgency of communicating with the way to do it in its broadest sense: from the silences of printing in hiding to the urgency of spreading the political message of the songs by megaphone in the post-25th of April.

Panfletarismo” is curated by the graphic designer Rui Silva, with the programming core of the Museum of the City. The result of this work is integrated in the satellite program of the exhibition “100 anos PCP”.

Open from Monday to Saturday, the exhibition is free of charge, through the restrictions and capacity protocol of the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library.

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