Soviet Arts Experience brings more than five exhibitions about the art of the USSR to Chicago this fall.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Block Museum and Smart Museum host shows about 20th-century Soviet posters and more.
“Vision and Communism”
Smart Museum of Art, through January 22.
What it’s about
In the 1960s and 1970s, Viktor Koretsky’s “avant-garde late Communist art” depicted the struggle against racism and imperialism outside the USSR.
Why you should see it
The catalog says the interracial harmony of posters such as A Solid Peace for the World anticipates “the visual languages of Benetton and MTV” by decades.
Where to learn more
Four of the show’s cocurators participate in the Agitation! symposium Friday 14.