Art, humour and advertising as tools for political dialogue

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  • Art, humour and advertising as tools for political dialogue

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  • The combination of art, satire, and advertising can create the opportunity for people to suspend momentarily their disbelief, responsibilities, and for a moment, to laugh – and to think. In this context, this melding of media – art and advertising – has the potential to disarm the audience and allow people to see the truths surrounding an issue. This brand of communication can break the ice, so to speak, and allow for new perspectives to surface. For this reason, I am investigating the use of satirical humour, art and advertising as ingredients in the creation of public dialogue.

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