For a long time, propaganda was presumed to be a word that belonged to a totalitarian past. But our present post-truth era of alternative facts and fake news, shows that propaganda never truly left. From Russian troll armies to Cambridge Analytica, from the Islamic State’s Al-Furqan media channel to the campaigns against “cultural Marxism” in Hungary and beyond, the 21^st century has turned into an arena of a global propaganda struggle. What is the role of propaganda art in this process? How does propaganda art, from the international alt-right to various popular mass movements the world over, shape our reality? Through examples ranging from the cinematic work of Steve Bannon to the revolutionary art of Rojava (West-Kurdistan), as well as his own work, artist and propaganda researcher Jonas Staal will discuss the propaganda art practices that make our world today.
September 13 2018
Propaganda Art that Makes Our World
The meeting will be held in English
29A Mokotowska Street (MO29A)