Propaganda

Shows

Art Turning Left – How Values Changed Making 1789–2012

Art Turning Left – How Values Changed Making 1789–2012

Posted July 25th, 2013

Art History, Politics, Propaganda, Shows

Art Turning Left is the first exhibition to examine how the production and reception of art has been influenced by left-wing values, from the French Revolution to the present day. Displaying works by artists including Paul Signac, William Morris, Guy Debord and Guerilla Girls, Art… Read More

Shows

The Art of Influence: Asian Propaganda at the British Museum

The Art of Influence: Asian Propaganda at the British Museum

Posted July 25th, 2013

Asia, Politics, Propaganda, Shows

For thousands of years, rulers have used propaganda to promote their authority, build support for wars and strengthen control over their states. However, propaganda may also come from the grass roots—individuals or organizations expressing patriotism or resistance. The Art of Influence: Asian Propaganda (until 1… Read More

Shows

Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age, 2001-2012

Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age, 2001-2012

Posted July 18th, 2013

Graphic Art, Politics, Propaganda, Shows

As a medium for social change, posters record our struggles for peace, social justice, environmental defense, and liberation from oppression. From the confrontational and political, to the promotional, persuasive and educational, the poster in all its forms has persisted as a vehicle for the public… Read More

Propaganda

Mansudae Art Studio – North Korea’s Colossal Art Factory

Mansudae Art Studio – North Korea’s Colossal Art Factory

Posted June 11th, 2013

Korea, Propaganda

“In November 2005, two Germans flew to North Korea on official business. Their goal was not to discuss nuclear disarmament or diplomatic relations. Rather, they went to check on the progress of a sculptural commission: the reconstruction of Frankfurt’s so-called Fairy Tale Fountain, an art… Read More

Propaganda

Mansudae Art Studio – North Korea's Colossal Art Factory

Mansudae Art Studio – North Korea's Colossal Art Factory

Posted June 11th, 2013

Korea, Propaganda

“In November 2005, two Germans flew to North Korea on official business. Their goal was not to discuss nuclear disarmament or diplomatic relations. Rather, they went to check on the progress of a sculptural commission: the reconstruction of Frankfurt’s so-called Fairy Tale Fountain, an art… Read More

Russia

GRAD: New gallery for Russian Arts and Design in London

GRAD: New gallery for Russian Arts and Design in London

Posted May 3rd, 2013

Design, Galleries, Propaganda, Russia

GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design opens in Central London this June with See USSR, an exhibition of Russian propaganda from the 1920s and 1930s. These dazzling Intourist posters have never before been exhibited and include works loaned by the prestigious State Pushkin Museum… Read More

Propaganda

The Art Of Chinese Propaganda

The Art Of Chinese Propaganda

Posted November 11th, 2012

China, Graphic Art, Podcasts, Propaganda

“The Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center lies buried in an unmarked apartment building off the tree-lined streets of the city’s former French Concession. There are no signs. You have to wend your way through apartment blocks, down a staircase and into a basement to discover… Read More

Videos

Art at a Beijing Factory

Art at a Beijing Factory

Posted August 24th, 2012

China, Contemporary Art, Graffiti, Propaganda, Videos

In Chinese industrial tradition, revolutionary quotes, generally from Mao’s poems, speeches or writings were often painted in large characters on the walls of the factories where millions of workers had to see them everyday. MA YONGFENG will re-interpret this aspect of Chinese propaganda, creating 7… Read More

Shows

Histories in Conflict: Haus der Kunst and the Ideological Uses of Art, 1937-1955

Histories in Conflict: Haus der Kunst and the Ideological Uses of Art, 1937-1955

Posted July 18th, 2012

Germany, Politics, Propaganda, Shows

“This year Haus der Kunst marks the 75th anniversary of its public opening. This anniversary gives us the opportunity to reflect on the historical legacy of the museum, especially on the building as an icon of ideological power; on the various positions of art through… Read More