• View of “Jonas Staal,” 2018. Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg.

    Jonas Staal

    Het Nieuwe Instituut

    Mission accomplished at home, Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon has washed up in Europe to spread his nationalist evangel. Coinciding with Bannon’s EU travels, Dutch artist Jonas Staal’s “Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective” traced the right-wing ideologue’s career as an imagemaker. While Bannon came into the spotlight in the 2016 elections when he left Breitbart News to become CEO of Trump’s campaign and then spent seven months as chief strategist in the White House, he had previous stints at Goldman Sachs and in Hollywood where he variously wrote, directed, and produced eighteen

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