Modern Art as CIA propaganda against the Cold War

A former CIA agent has confirmed rumors that the CIA had funded modern artists and art magazines during the Cold War. the goal was to show that the U.S. was a creative place open to new forms of art rather than being as rigid about old styles as was more typical of the Soviet Union at the time.┬áSo now we know who we have to blame/thank for some of the modern art world’s odder art – us, the taxpayers, thanks us. Read more: [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html]

This project is also mentioned in the following recent TED talk: [http://www.ted.com/talks/taryn_simon_photographs_secret_sites?language=en]

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