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The Day Spring Ended exhibition

10:00 am, 16 August 2018 to 6:00 pm, 28 August 2018

Black and white image of a tank

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Robert Aish

Location

Foyer
22 Gordon Street
London
WC1H 0QB
United Kingdom

About the exhibition 

A large-scale display of photographs of tanks from the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the suppression of liberal reforms by 200,000 Soviet troops and 2000 tanks on the 21st August 1968.

Private view
Thursday 16 August, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
This exhibition private view is open to all and will include guest speeches and a wine reception.


About 1968

1968 was a pivotal year in global politics. Yet the Prague Spring was unique in that the state institution demonstrated an ability to reform itself. These reforms, including the lifting of press censorship, had created a sense of optimism that a new type of politics was possible.

It is difficult to convey the sense of fear, shock and outrage that was experienced on that day. The hope is that these images, using different visual emphasis and scale, can give a sense of what it was like to be there.


Image credit: © Robert Aish, 1968

Venue

Foyer
22 Gordon Street
London
WC1H 0QB
United Kingdom