The Art of Influence: Asian Propaganda

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This absorbing show looks at the political art of Asia from 1900 to 1976, as practised on a selection of posters, prints and drawings, money and medals, teapots, textiles and other objects, all combining to show how propaganda art reflects and is shaped by the political, social and economic circumstances of its production. Five sections explore early revolutionary messages (1900–1930), the Asia-Pacific War (1931–1945), post-war reconstruction (post-1945), new society (up to 1976), and key propaganda devices, such as the use or subversion of tradition and the insertion of propaganda into daily life. Room 91.

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