The School of Propaganda: Lessons in Unlearning


Exhibiting artist: Michaela Kacsiová, Marcel Korec, Tomáš Rafa, Michal Šumichrast
Text and curation: Daniel Grúň
Graphic design: Lubica Segečová Studio
Media partners: Kapitál, Flash Art, Artalk, Goout

Propaganda is not another museum exhibit of the past totalitarian regimes. Propaganda (as a tool, a method or a strategy) certainly did not end with the fall of Nazism and Communism in the 20th century. Quite the contrary, our everyday social reality of today is constructed out of various conflicting forms of propaganda at both micro and macro levels. It influences our decision-making on the basis of both conscious and unconscious interaction. 

The exhibition presents four contemporary artists whose work focuses on propaganda as a product of the exercise of political power by authoritarian capitalist regimes. Inspired by “Propaganda Station”, a project by Dutch artist Jonas Staal, the exhibition is a probe into the spectrum of political imagination in the Slovak media space. 

Daniel Grúň

Duration of the exhibition: June 5, 2024 – August 30, 2024
Open every Wednesday and Friday, 1-6pm.

The exhibition is part of the international project Islands of Kinship: A Collective Manual for Sustainable and Inclusive Art Institutions, co-financed by the European Union. Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.