"Crumbling Empire"/"Upside-Down Propaganda"

"Crumbling Empire"/"Upside-Down Propaganda"

Wende Museum "Crumbling Empire"


2019-03-23 10:00:00
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until June 2
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The Wende Museum
10808 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA  90230
If there's one person who knows all about transforming the visual tropes of empire and authoritarian patriarchy into truly subversive, progressive messaging, it's Shepard Fairey. But as his centrality in a new Wende Museum exhibition demonstrates, artists from the U.S.S.R. to the DPRK have been doing their best to encode rebellion in the Stalinist brand for generations. "Crumbling Empire" shows Fairey's works with a group of Russian dissident paintings and posters from the 1980s and '90s. "Upside-Down Propaganda" offers U.S. museumgoers their first look at the vibrant, bold, surreal art of North Korean defector Sun Mu, who worked as a propaganda-poster artist for the Stalinist state he eventually fled. Opening reception Sun., Feb. 10, noon-5 p.m.
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