Graphic design from West Africa: This exhibition of the Neue Sammlung shows hand-painted posters advertising action films produced in Africa since the 1980s and Hollywood blockbusters.
 
The large-format works by the poster painters reveal a wholely unique, drastic, and occasionally shocking graphic language in which local myths are included as well as stylistic devices found in the commercial advertising strategies of western industrial countries. As a result, the posters go way beyond the allure of pure exoticism.
 
This form of African graphic design poses questions about “political correctness”, about visual habits and pictorial traditions, about cultural constitutions and cultural transfer.
 
With this exhibition of posters from the Collection Dr. Wolfgang Staebler, Die Neue Sammlung housed in Pinakothek der Moderne – would like to extend a welcome to its latest neighbour, the HFF (University of Television and Film Munich), whose new building in the Kunstareal museum complex is opening in 2011
 
Poster
 
Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich
Deadly and Brutal. Film Posters from Ghana
01.04.2011 – 26.06.2011
Blick in die Ausstellung. Foto: Rainer Viertlböck
Exhibition view. Photo: Rainer Viertlböck
Exhibition view. Photo: Rainer Viertlböck
Blick in die Ausstellung. Foto: Rainer Viertlböck