The People Shall Govern! Medu Art Ensemble and the Anti-Apartheid Poster
The Medu Art Ensemble formed in the late 1970s in opposition to South Africa’s apartheid policy of racial segregation and violent injustice. Through graphic design and poster production, members forcefully articulated a call for radical change, advocating for decolonization or majority (nonwhite) rule in South Africa and in the neighboring countries of Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. The People Shall Govern! is the first-ever exhibition on Medu in North America and will run from 27 April until 2 September at Art Institute Chicago. Get an impression before the opening here!