The public defense of the research project entitled Propaganda Art from the 20th to the 21st Century by visual artist Jonas Staal takes place in two stages. On Thursday 25 January at 13.00 Staal will publicly elucidate a selection of artistic work made within the framework of his PhD research. At 15.00 Staal will defend his dissertation in the Great Auditorium at Leiden University.
Staal investigates the development of propaganda art from the 20th to the 21st century. Through his work as a propaganda researcher and through his practice as a propaganda artist, Staal argues that structures of power generate different forms of propaganda and therefore different forms of propaganda art. Power and art are not the same thing, but should not be examined separately from one another. Staal shows that propaganda and propaganda art are not terms that only refer to the past, but concepts and practices through which we may understand the construction of reality in the present.
25 January 2018 at 13.00
Lipsius Building at Leiden University
Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden
25 January 2018 at 15.00
Academy Building at Leiden University
Rapenburg 73, Leiden
Prof. dr. Henk te Velde, Professor of Dutch History, Leiden University
Dr. Sven Lütticken, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam