The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

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British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London
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Dates & Time:
7th February to 4th August 2019
10 AM to 5.30 PM (Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun); 10 AM to 8.30 PM (Fri)
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See britishmuseum.org

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This small exhibition of artists' postcards will show how they have been subverting their use for decades.

The idea originally sprang out of the Conceptual and Fluxus movements of the 1960s, and quickly became a useful medium to highlight political and social issues of the day, such as the anti-war protests, feminism, and the fight against AIDS.

This exhibition of 300 postcards will explore the politics and playfulness hidden within the images. Highlights include Yoko Ono and John Lennon's anti-Vietnam War is Over postcard, and an original invitation to Andy Warhol's Holy Cow! Silver Clouds! Holy Cow! exhibition.

 

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