6-7 pm Open Studio with VSW resident artists Dan Boardman & Aspen Mays and Odette England

7-9pm in the VSW microcinema

Suggested: $10

  • Rochester-based author and activist Ravi Mangla has mined the VSW Film/Video archive for historic and contemporary examples of media that may be understood as propaganda. This screening and conversation will revolve around the definition and contexts of propaganda, the role it has played in shaping our political, educational and economic systems, and how propaganda has been used historically to promote authoritarian regimes.

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    Ravi Mangla is the author of the novels The Observant (Spuyten Duyvil, 2022) and Understudies (Outpost19, 2013). His writing has appeared in The Nation, Jacobin, The Atlantic, The Paris Review Daily, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He lives in Rochester and works in political and community organizing.

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    The VSW Salon is programmed by Tara Merenda Nelson, taranelson@vsw.org

    The VSW Salon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • still from "Selling the Pentagon" (1971)