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London: John Heartfield Exhibition

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    John Levin

    There is an exhibition of some of John Heartfields’s works on in London at the Four Corners gallery until February 1st 2020.


    “Revisiting the father of photomontage, John Heartfield. Armed with scissors, paste and acerbic wit, Heartfield used art as a political weapon. Risking his life under Hitler’s Third Reich, he subverted Nazi imagery to reveal the political threats of 1930s Germany.
    80 years since the outbreak of World War Two, Heartfield’s work foregrounds the need for artistic agitation in challenging times. His striking photomontages offer inspiration in our own era of rising far-right politics, racism and the blurring of fact and fake news. 33 of Heartfield’s scathingly satirical artworks are shown alongside a fascinating collection of historic artefacts.”

    “It is based on a set of posters by late German Dadaist artist John Heartfield, recently rediscovered in its original box in the Special Collections and Archives at Liverpool’s John Moores University.”

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