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Stolen Tolerance posters in Chelyabinsk, Russia

The second night after the opening of the show, someone cut and stole 10 of the posters. The people there don't think this was done out of hate but rather "just" a crime of admiration. Unfortunately, this "admiration" means other people lost the opportunity to see the work in person. Below is the organizer's statement.

"ON TOLERANCE AND GOOD TASTE
At the opening of the Tolerance Poster Show in Chelyabinsk I said that any exhibition on such theme as tolerance, especially when you do it outside, in town, is a kind of indicator, test for the society, because any reaction shows whether we are ready to be tolerant or not. And I think we’ve got extremely great reaction on this exhibition from the youth yesterday morning. You can see this reaction on the photos.
Some of them liked posters of world-renowned graphic designers so much, that they've decided to steal them on the second night of the exhibition. Judging by the posters they took we can confidently say that it was because of their love to beauty, not because of intolerance to the particular things.
They carried off the posters of Sue Coe, Fares Cachoux, Ken Cato, Bob Gill, Milton Glaser, Grafprom, Michel Bouvet, Art Chantry, Yuko Shimizu and Gunter Rambow. So, they have a very good taste.
Such recognition of the exhibition by young citizens of Chelyabinsk (albeit somewhat clumsy) is the best indicator that they appreciate the wonderful works that we have at the exhibition and are ready for the dialogue, which Mirko Ilić spoke about in his video at the opening.”





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