PROPAGANDA. The Art of Political Indoctrination

February 25, 2020

Fondazione Cirulli is pleased to announce the collaboration with Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University in the organization of the documentary exhibition Propaganda. The Art of Political Indoctrination made possibile through the loan of a significant number of works from the Fondazione Cirulli's archive.

The exhibition investigates the inner workings of propaganda through the lens of 20th century Italian politics and illustrates how fascist political propaganda coopted modernist aesthetics, mass communication, marketing techniques, and popular culture to manipulate society and muster support for its totalitarian endeavors. Considered together, the propaganda emerging from fascism, as well as from the particularly tense democratic times surrounding the fascist period, provide an opportunity to deconstruct the rhetoric of political communication in its entirety, and represent a call to engage critically with the multitude of competing political narratives that surround us todays.

Curated by
Nicola Lucchi, CUNY Queens College
NYU Advisors
Opening: March 4, 2020, 6:00pm
On view through April 17, 2020
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University
24 W 12th St, New York NY


Watch the presentation video