Art continues to be used as propaganda, reports the Independent. According to the publication, Moscow’s Central Museum of Armed Forces has put war trophies from the conflict in Georgia on display as a means of reinforcing its position that the West is to blame for encouraging Georgia to attack its breakaway region of South Ossetia. Apparently, a set of textbooks titled American Language Course Level IV the museum claims were found on a dead Georgia soldier, and a photograph of a Georgian Soldier with an unidentified black man were used as evidence of U.S. involvement. Interested in getting a peek at a few more of the museum’s offerings I visited the Museum’s website, notably which lacks any exhibition photos or text. I did however find it interesting, to find the now rare 1.0 web construction notice [above], appropriately in the form of an armed soldier. Originally via ArtInfo.
Dear Journalists (I’m looking at you AP),
Stop quoting the Stuckists as an authoritative art movement. Is it that hard to find a good clip from artists who engage the subject of Damien Hirst with a little more thought?