Exhibition: Asian Propaganda – The Art of Influence

British Museum - Asian Propaganda - Manchukuo Kimono

Exhibition dates: 30 May – 1 September 2013

Covering the period 1900 to 1976, this exhibition presents a selection of the British Museum’s rich collections of unpublished and rarely seen political art from Asia.

Posters, prints and drawings, money and medals, teapots, textiles and other objects show how propaganda art reflects – and is shaped by – the political, social and economic circumstances of its production. Through these objects, the exhibition sheds new light on propaganda’s collaborative and coercive aspects. Its distinctive ability to build nations, defy enemies, construct identities, change minds and educate populations paints a complex picture made from more than just lies and manipulation.

For more information, visit the website of the British Museum, London.

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