Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented at MoMa. On view through April 10, 2021
Things I loved about this exhibit:
It was interesting to see the works of artists who promoted more utopian, democratic schools of thinking and then went onto become fascists.
I loved seeing the works of Swiss graphic designer Max Bill, which I love, in person.
Loved studying the reigning types and typography of these artists in regions of Germany, Poland, Latvia, etc. in the period between WWI and WWII.
The exhibition showcased the works of many influencers of or from the Bauhaus school– for that alone, this exhibition is worth seeing!
I loved the story behind this artwork so much. The photographed man was involved in the design of some project involving pool, but was not permitted to utilize-enter the pool because he was Jewish. His friend creates this collage piece with him in pool. The work is an impressive act of protest– and one that signals the dignity of the subject:
Another collage I liked, this one the size of a palm:
I appreciate how much the exhibit focused on showing the final versions and the maquettes of magazine pages and spreads.
As someone is largely self-taught-teaching-herself art, these maquettes and the finished magazines offer a fascinating view into process.
I loved the design of these postcards:
Of lesser importance, but one that provided an opportunity for me to learn more about architecture (I’ve recently developed an interest in learning more about architecture as an acquaintance of mine is one).