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Art and activism: satirising military propaganda - with Darren Cullen

Art and activism: satirising military propaganda - with Darren Cullen

Update: 2019-07-21
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We talk to satirical artist Darren Cullen about what led him away from a career in advertising and into a career producing political art. He uses the language of advertising to make work about the empty promises of consumerism and the lies of military recruiters. Join us as we discuss:

  • Military recruitment advertising
  • The backlash of criticising the ‘sacred’ military institution  
  • Going ‘one step further’ than advertising messages
  • His work at the permanent collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum 
  • His ‘Action Man: Battlefield Casualties’ video series produced with Veterans for Peace, and voiced by Matt Berry
  • His support for the campaign to raise the minimum age of military recruitment to 18
  • The insidious power of advertising
  • The British military’s sinister toy range
  • Military links with the film and video game industries
  • Working hard to annoy Shell and other oil companies
  • Trying to stop the DSEI arms fair
  • The upcoming ‘Art the Arms Fair’ art exhibition


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Art and activism: satirising military propaganda - with Darren Cullen

Art and activism: satirising military propaganda - with Darren Cullen

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