On Thursday April 19 Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective will open with a Thursday Night Live! programme. Artist Jonas Staal presents the first retrospective of the films and the cultural and political work of Stephen K. Bannon in Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective, curated by Marina Otero Verzier, shows how the artistic work of Bannon has shaped the core narratives and rise of the Trump presidency: an example of the importance of propaganda art in the surge of the international alt-right. This work by Jonas Staal - described as an exhibition project - analyzes and deconstructs the mechanisms of contemporary propaganda art and raises the question of how to create possible counter-narratives in the form of an “emancipatory propaganda art”.
During the opening, Jonas Staal and Marina Otero Verzier will engage in a public discussion on the alt-right and ultranationalist propaganda art with design collective Foundland (Ghalia Elsrakbi and Lauren Alexander) and NIDA politician Nourdin el Ouali, moderated by journalist and writer Chris Keulemans.
17:00-19:30 Public preview exhibition Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective
19:30-21:00 Public discussion on the alt-right and ultranationalist propaganda art
21:00-22:30 Opening exhibition Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective
21:00-22:30 Drinks in Het Nieuwe Café
Please order your ticket for the public discussion here! Before the dicussion you can grab a bite and eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7,50 via the Ticket-link.
ABOUT JONAS STAAL
Jonas Staal is an artist and propaganda researcher, who has extensively worked on the role of art, architecture, and design in the rise of ultranationalism and the international alt-right. In 2018 Staal completed his PhD research Propaganda Art from the 20th to the 21st Century as part of the PhDArts–Promoveren in de Kunsten program at Leiden University.
Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective is on show from April 20 until September 23, 2018.