Propaganda Art from the 20th to the 21st Century

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Propaganda Art from the 20th to the 21st Century

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Propaganda Art from the 20th to the 21st Century
Author: Staal, J.H.
Issue Date: 2018-01-25
Keywords: Propaganda
Propaganda art
Artistic Research
Performance Studies
Avant-garde Propaganda Art
Totalitarian Propaganda Art
Modernist Propaganda Art
War on Terror Propaganda Art
Popular Propaganda Art
Stateless Propaganda Art
Abstract: This study by artist Jonas Staal explores the development of propaganda art from the 20th to the 21st century. Staal defines propaganda as the performance of power by means of the equation propaganda = power + performance. Through his work as a propaganda researcher and practice as a propaganda artist, he argues that different structures of power generate different forms of propaganda and therefore different forms of propaganda art. Whereas in the context of the 20th century Staal discusses the differences between avant-garde, totalitarian, and modernist propaganda art, in the 21st century he proposes the categories of War on Terror Propaganda Art, Popular Propaganda Art, and Stateless Propaganda Art. By means of concrete examples of artists and artworks within each of these categories, he attempts to show how the performance of power in the 21st century translates into different visual forms, and how they shape and direct our reality. Staal’s study shows that power and art exist in continuous interaction. Propaganda and propaganda art are not terms that only refer to the past, but concepts and practices through which we can understand the construction of reality in the present.
Promotor: Supervisor: Velde H. te Co-Supervisor: Lütticken S.
Faculty: Humanities
University: Leiden

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