Jan Banning


Red Utopia

Red Utopia looks at various corners of the world, where the ideology that so determined the course of the twentieth century is still alive and kicking.

Jan Banning set off in search of locations in five countries -India, Italy, Nepal, Portugal and Russia, where the ghost of Communism still walks abroad and sometimes even dominates local mind-sets. In cities and (sometimes isolated) towns and villages, he recorded the interiors of Communist Party offices with their often-exuberant iconography: red flags and banners, portraits of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao, and pictures of national party leaders and ideologues.

Drik Gallery  III

Union Heights, Level-7

55-2, West Panthapath, Dhaka-1205
Bangladesh (Next to Square Hospital)

Tel: +880-2-8141817, 9120125

 Gallery Hours:

11.00 AM to 08.00 PM (Everyday)