|Propaganda art by William Groshelle (C). All rights reserved.|
None of the art was sold at any of the shows, although copies of the posters may still be available for sale through the websites of many of the participating artists. This was not a commercial art show, but rather a celebration of free speech and freedom of expression. According to START SOMA, there has been no curation and absolutely no censorship of any sort - every submitted poster was included in the exhibition with no exceptions.
Artist Von Glitschka of Salem, Oregon, whose work was in "Propaganda III," writes in his blog ART BACKWASH, "One thing about propaganda art is that it seemingly never celebrates that which is good. As far as I can tell (and I may be wrong in this assumption) all the art done under the umbrella of propaganda tends to be highlighting the negative in regards to politics, social issues and the like."
|"Propaganda III" exhibition opening in San Francisco (2007).|
|Cam BsAs (C) from Argentina. All rights reserved.|
Functional Ambivalent writes, "You won't agree with a lot of it. If you're like me, you won't even understand a lot of it. But the visual and graphic palette on display is stunning. It's like a primer in what's going on in the design and art world today."
|Nicholas Lampert (C) from USA. All rights reserved.|
Rhizome writes, "one of the most powerful tools of grassroots communication has remained essentially provincial: Printed on paper and affixed to walls with wheat paste, the propaganda poster is a medium made to stay in place. "Propaganda III" effectively questions this role by proposing a hybrid future for poster art that relies on the global reach of photo-sharing website Flickr and the universal availability of ink-jet printers..."
|Art Spiegelman (C) of USA. All rights reserved.|
|Taber Calderon (C) of USA. All rights reserved.|
|Aiden Hughes (C) of United Kingdom. All rights reserved.|