Partisan graphics highlighted in new Ljubljana exhibitThe International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana will open a new exhibit, "Partizanski tisk" (Partisan Press) on 30 December. The exhibit focuses on printed materials created by and/or for Partisans between 1941 and 1945, under the extreme conditions of the Second World War.
The Partisans, led by Josip Broz Tito, were military forces guided by the ideology of Communism who emerged during the war and ultimately assumed control of all of Yugoslavia, including Slovenia.
On exhibit are examples of pamphlets, posters, books, fliers, illustrations, periodicals, agit-prop, song books, youth-oriented literature, cartoons, currency, textbooks and other examples of graphic design from the period. Their artistic, design and political-ideological propaganda functions are highlighted.
The exhibit was prepared by the International Centre of Graphic Arts and the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia. It runs through 20 March 2005 and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue featuring six essays on topics such as the symbols of Partisan politics and Partisan print shops.