after the fact. propaganda in the 21st century

Propaganda in Deutschland: Narrative und Gegenbotschaften
a conversation with Julia Fritzsche, Simon Hegelich and Diana Rieger, moderated by Stephanie Weber
Friday, July 14, 7 pm
Admission free

In German
The exhibition "After the Fact. Propaganda in the 21st Century" will be open until 9pm.

TAlk and Screening


An Evening with Coco Fusco: Talk and screening
Saturday, July 15, 7pm

Admission free

The Cuban-American artist Coco Fusco two of whose works are currently on view in the exhibition "After the Fact. Propaganda in the 21st Century" will give an introduction into her practice. As part of the evening, Fusco's and Paula Heredia's video "The Couple in the Cage: Guatianaui Odyssey" (1993, 31 min.) will be screened. It shows Coco Fusco and performance co-creator Guillermo Gómez-Peña in a series of 1992 performances. They decked themselves out in "primitive" costumes and appeared before the public as "undiscovered AmerIndians" locked in a golden cage – an exercise in faux anthropology based on racist images of natives. Presented eight times in four different countries, these simple performances evoked various responses, the most startling being the huge numbers of people who didn't find the idea of "natives" locked in a cage objectionable. This provocative video, directed and produced by Coco Fusco and Paula Heredia, suggests that the "primitive" is nothing more than a construction of the West and uses comic fiction to address historical truths and tragedies.

In English
The exhibition "After the Fact. Propaganda in the 21st Century" will be open until 9pm.




HAUPTAKTION: Situation mit Zuschauern
Sunday, July 16, 8.30 pm
Admission free


»Das letzte Loch ist der Mund / The Mouth – Our Ultimate Prison«
Filmscreening with Klaus Erich Dietl, director of the film, in conversation with Zara S. Pfeiffer, political scientist and author

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 7 pm
Free admission

Guided Tours

… the artist Franz Wanner and Martina Oberprantacher, art educator at Lenbachhaus

Tue, August 22, 2017, 6pm

… the political pedagogue Damian Groten, educational collective »Die Pastinaken«, and Martina Oberprantacher, art educator at Lenbachhaus
Tue, August 29 and September 5, 2017, 6pm

… Luis Velasco Pufleau and Stephanie Weber, Curator of the exhibition »After the Fact«
Wed, September 6, 2017, 5.30pm (in English)
at Kunstbau


From Propaganda to Fake News: Deception, Manipulation and Truth in the Contemporary Media Environment
by Piers Robinson

Thu, September 7, 2017, 7pm
at Lenbachhaus, Georg-Knorr-Auditorium
Admission free

Political debate is today dominated by concerns over fake news and political manipulation. And yet, for the best part of the past hundred years, Western publics have been exposed to widespread and systematic persuasion campaigns, often involving deception and manipulation. In his lecture Piers Robinson will pose the questions of how we come to be manipulated by such campaigns and (how/if) we can defend ourselves against them.

Prof. Dr. Piers Robinson is Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism in the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield (UK). Previosuly, he was Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Manchester (2005-2011) as well as Lecturer in Political Communication at the University of Liverpool (1999-2005). His research focus is the nexus of communication, media and world politics with particular attention on areas and strategies of conflict and war.

In English