50 Years of Women’s Voting Rights

2.3. – 30.6.2021

Swiss women finally obtained the right to vote just half a century ago! This victory for equality was preceded by decades of struggle. 39 posters from the collection of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich attest to the emotionally driven campaign for voting rights and illustrate the visual rhetoric and strategies of argumentation used by both camps. Among them are works such as Donald Brun’s poster showing an oversized pacifier and Otto Baumberger’s dreadful vision of a politically active woman that have inscribed themselves into our collective visual memory.

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