The John Heartfield Exhibition And You

Famous Political Images Worth Thousands Of Words

Everything Old Is New Again?

HEARTFIELD ON MONEY IN POLITICS

HEARTFIELD ON MONEY IN POLITICS

Are you deeply concerned about the influence of big money on politicians and their political positions?
This image of a small politician with his hand out to the contributor who dominates him is a powerful as a ten thousand word article.
Swap in whatever politician and financier you choose.

HEARTFIELD ON ELECTION FINANCE REFORM

HEARTFIELD ON ELECTION FINANCE REFORM

Mega donors say, "I never receive anything when I make a political contribution."
Are politicians so dense that they don't know what their mega donors want?
Will mega donors step up with a huge contribution the next time if their candidates do not implement policies that favor their bottom line?
Swap in whatever politician and financier you choose.

HEARTFIELD ON ACCEPTING ENDLESS WAR

HEARTFIELD ON ACCEPTING ENDLESS WAR

The caption for this brutal image "Niemals weider!" (Never Again!) is a universal call for solutions leading to peace rather than acceptance of reasons that lead to war
My grandfather was a lifelong pacifist and a lover of the natural world.
Can words better convey a more forceful and clear call for world peace?

HEARTFIELD ON ATOMIC WEAPONS

HEARTFIELD ON ATOMIC WEAPONS

We don't often think about it.
Yet, we live every day with the threat that within minutes all life on earth could be wiped out.
There are decaying weapon's systems and sworn enemies doing everything possible to develop shiny new ones.
Rather than reigning in the danger, the snake continues to become larger, more powerful, and more difficult to control.

HEARTFIELD ON BLIND JUSTICE

HEARTFIELD ON BLIND JUSTICE

We all depend that justice will be applied in our lives without prejudice.
How can any of us ever feel truly safe if we believe the enforcement and prosecution will be unbalanced by bigotry and financial considerations?
John Heartfield's classic image of Lady Justice is a warning to all.


CURATOR’S NOTE:

What can be done to ensure the world never again experiences the horror of Adolf Hitler and The Third Reich? The Third Reich implemented policies designed to exterminate entire races and religions. Hitler’s fevered dreams of world conquest led to a war of previously unthinkable destruction.
We cannot ignore the prominent voices spreading ignorance, xenophobia, racism, and bigotry in current world politics. We hear it in political hate speech in the same nations that sacrificed so much to oppose The Third Reich and its allies. Propaganda and greed remain very much with us today. Flagrant lies and the influence of big money in government have the potential to destroy us.
The John Heartfield Exhibition shows that one artist with a clear message can affect change in the world. My grandfather’s art literally saved lives. There is a thread that runs through his work. He makes it crystal clear how ugly propaganda and the ideas behind it quickly become toxic.
As I honor John Heartfield’s courage and feature his artistic brilliance, I plan to expand this exhibition into an Online Museum Of Progressive Art, Exhibitions Against Ignorance.
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John J Heartfield, Curator
Curated By Heartfield's Grandson, John J Heartfield