Propaganda Art in the 21st Century

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
26 Feb 2020.
Jonas Staal, 'Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective, Study' 2018 (detail)
Image: Remco van Bladel and Jonas Staal. Produced by Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.

Join UNSW Art & Design Research Forum and UNSW Galleries for a lecture by internationally renowned Dutch artist, Jonas Staal, coinciding with the release of his new book Propaganda Art in the 21st Century (The MIT Press, 2019). Staal’s visit to UNSW Art & Design is developed in partnership with Curatorial Practice at Monash University and the Melbourne Law School.

Drinks with the artist from 5.30pm with the lecture commencing at 6pm.

In this lecture Staal further examines forms of ’emancipatory propaganda art’ that do not aim at manipulating masses into Us versus Them dichotomies, but instead ‘propagate’ the complexities and ambiguities involved in building new planetary communities. These creative practices range from choreographies in popular mass movements to the artists at the frontline of the Rojava revolution in North-Syria.

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