• Steven Heller

Propaganda, Canceled!

It is ironic that “Propaganda: The Art of Political Indoctrination“—which opened in February at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo of New York University as a documentary exhibit on print’s power to control minds—is at the moment closed, and likely won’t reopen. Propaganda is impervious to outside impact. It is the “art” of molding and propagating a message. But this novel coronavirus has a louder megaphone (and seems to dictate its own terms). Nonetheless, curator Nicola Lucchi has put together a 360-degree video tour that allows a virtual visit of the exhibition. “It is not quite the same as visiting in person,” he admits, “but it’s the best we could put together given the circumstances.”


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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →