From John Heartfield to Bob Dylan to John Lennon to Beyoncé, political art has worked to expose villains, embolden resistance, and force conversations.
John Heartfield rose to number-five on the Gestapo’s Most Wanted List. His only crime was his “art as a weapon” that used integrity and humor to reveal the lies of fascist dictators who always lead their nations to suffering and war.
The John Heartfield Exhibition tells his story and promotes contemporary artists influenced by the master of visual political art. more…
FAMOUS POLITICAL ART
THE JOHN HEARTFIELD EXHIBITION
FEATURES MODERN POLITICAL ARTISTS
Join John Heartfield’s grandson, John J Heartfield, for a Free Interactive Event. Take part in an exploration of how fascist tactics infect a democracy. Hear stories and view images illuminating the life and work of John Heartfield, the founder of anti-fascist collage. This event is part of Inside The Magnetic Fields: Surrealism at 100. An accompanying exhibition of Heartfield’s art starts Nov. 1st in the Canessa Gallery.
708 Montgomery St.
Nov. 9th, 2019, 7 PM
Facts are facts. Those who spout ‘alternate facts’ try to convince people that something very bad for them is actually very good them. The Heartfield Exhibition is dedicated to revealing lies that support the rise of fascist and authoritarian regimes.
“Words are flying out like endless rain…” John Lennon
An endless rain of words can’t seem to keep up with the latest outrage. Politicians without conscience and their supporters pivot away from ugly words and outright lies. But political art never pivots. A striking image remains in your mind like a great song. These lingering images are a powerful way to combat racism, xenophobia, climate change denial, and drumbeats for senseless wars.
The political art in this exhibition are visual jolts of reality. This political art contains warnings that remain relevant from generation to generation.
It’s essential to understand the life and work of John Heartfield. Heartfield knew violence is never the answer. He used humor and truth to reveal the real motives of those who traffic in hatred and division.John Heartfield’s art was hidden for years. Now modern artists inspired by Heartfield have joined the exhibition.
Help The John Heartfield Exhibition to promote “art as a weapon” that makes a difference. any amount so the exhibition can continue to reveal the truth behind alternate facts. Visit for great art on great items.