It isn't just art, it's architecture itself. Yes, it can be designed to control you.
EMJ's first book, Degenerate Moderns, goes into how the art expressed by Picasso cannot be separated from who Picasso was - an unrepentant reprobate and an egoist. Much of the "art" above probably attempts to mimic Picasso, unsurprisingly.
Hey! I have that book and my toddler loves it.
Part of communism has always been simplification. Function above form. Uglification as I like to call it. Take a look at cars, why there are no beautiful cars any more? It's by design.