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This document provides a bibliographic reference for the poster exhibition at the Casa del Pueblo [House of the People]—located in the historic center of Mexico City— where labor union assemblies and meetings took place. Rosendo Salazar, an artist and prominent ideologue, attended the event, which was sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts of the SEP, Ministry of Public Education.

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The exhibition of revolutionary posters also sought to demonstrate a link between the worker and the post-revolutionary Mexican regime. Essentially the creation of the artistic and political avant-garde, the posters sought to publicize the social and educational achievements of the Lázaro Cárdenas (1895-1970) administration (1934-1940). The purpose was to facilitate the labor sector’s understanding of the government’s policies, especially in relation to the arts education of laborers. In several speeches, Cárdenas alluded to the incorporation of those sectors of the population that had overt presidential support. This objective corresponds to the cultural policy of the time, which stressed the need to construct a zeitgeist that would be willing to risk everything for the future of the society.

Researcher
Dafne Cruz Porchini
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional