How can artists use images to serve or resist institutions of power?
Art has long been an instrument of propaganda. It has also been a potent means of protest and resistance. Artists are often enmeshed in politics. Some artists have chosen to abide by, promote, or associate with those in power. Others have distanced themselves from, and at times used their art to explicitly undermine, political leaders and government policies with which they disagree. Rodchenko and Bada Shanren offer insight into both positions.