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18:30 - 19:30 13 May 2013

Refunctioning the Media in the Work of John Heartfield


Lecture Theatre 1.02 | (link Map)
Malet Place Enigineering Building | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

In this lecture Dr Ernest Schonfield will show how Berlin Dada artist John Heartfield refunctions mass media techniques in order to convey a socially progressive message in the age of mass propaganda. Heartfield’s photomontages subvert the mass media imagery of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich by revealing the social inequalities and class antagonisms which the nationalist media tried to conceal. With a response byDr Sarah E. James.

Registration recommended.


Felicity Stafford



UCL Festival of Arts 2013