• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Author's project:

Jonas Staal: School of Propaganda

  1. PLATO Bauhaus, Janáčkova 22
Organized by:
Jindřich Chalupecký Society in cooperation with PLATO

The event is part of the exhibition Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2023

In Czech, except for the introduction and closing part by Jonas Staal and Ivana Vaseva

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An all-day block of lectures, workshops and debates on the forms of contemporary propaganda. It will take place in the Propaganda Station, an installation by Jonas Staal as part of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2023.

  1. Programme
  2. About

11 h
Jonas Staal:
Art and propaganda in the 21st century, author's introduction

11.20 h
Andrea Průchová Hrůzová:
Black and white Madonnas. Victims and porters. Women, migration and media space

12.30 h
Jan Bělíček:
Looking for a third way? The Czech media landscape between post-communism and authoritarianism

14.30 h
Eliška Koldová:
Populist feminism against anti-gender

15.30 h
Andrea Tobolová:
Patriarchy and its propaganda: why it's so hard to minimize sexualized violence and support survivors

16.30 h
Program summary, questions and answers with Jonas Staal and Ivana Vaseva

A video recording with English subtitles will be available to the foreign publication after the end of the program.

In the middle of the Propaganda Station, Jonas Staal's installation as a foreign guest of this year's Jindřich Chalupecký Award, is located School of Propaganda. As part of this platform, during the exhibition, meetings with expert, activist and organizing circles take place with the aim of jointly analyzing the tools and forms of contemporary propaganda and at the same time experimenting and educating themselves in the methods of (anti)propaganda.

The school will be implemented in several dates. On Thursday 2/11, we will have a day-long meeting in the presence of Jonas Staal and local hostesses and guests. The first section will explore the topic of propaganda from the perspective of media images and (dis)information through the contributions of Andrea Průchová Hrůzová and Jan Bělíček. The afternoon with Eliška Koldová and Andrea Tobolová will be dedicated to issues of gender and violence, populist feminism and women's autonomy. The final part of the program will also feature the Macedonian curator Ivana Vaseva from the organization Faculty of things that can't be learned, who will present Jonas Staal's project in Skopje next year.

During the exhibition two more sections dedicated to climate propaganda and the topic will be presented within the School of Propaganda anti-Roma propaganda and forms of resistance to it.

The Jonas Staal project, including the School of Propaganda programme, takes place as part of the international project Islands of Kinship: A Collective Manual for Sustainable and Inclusive Art Institutions and is implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, the statutory city of Ostrava, the State Fund for Culture, the European Union and the Modriaan Fund, Amsterdam.