Meaghan Kachadoorian’s essay Radical Aesthetics: Posters of the Chilean Solidarity Movement won the 2016 Oliver W. Koonz Human Rights Prize

Integrating a rich array of images, interviews, contemporaneous news reports, and scholarly literature, “Radical Aesthetics” analyzes the visual content and political framing of protests against the 1973 US-backed coup against Salvador Allende’s government in Chile.  Although they shared a commitment to human rights and socialist ideals, the messages of posters in the USA, the Netherlands and East Germany varied according to the political systems endorsed by their respective governments.

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