Avant-Garde in Everyday Life at Art Institute of ChicagoJuxtapoz // Thursday, 28 Jul 2011
Currently up at the Art Institute of Chicago is the Avant-Garde in Everyday Life, which exhibits a large collection of work from influential central and eastern European artists from the early 20th century. The show runs June 11th to October 9th.
"Nearly one century ago, progressive artists in central and eastern Europe demanded that true art revolutionize the objects and habits of daily life. Their new ideas responded to the innovative rhythms and images of the industrial marketplace, the nascent mass media, and urban popular culture. For the first time in the museum's history, this vibrant and critically important moment in east-central European modernism is comprehensively explored in this exhibition of nearly 300 works of photography, photomontage, and photographically illustrated posters and books, as well as rare examples of porcelain and glassware by six of the period's most influential international artists."