MARTa Herford, Germany, Modernism: Designing A New World is the first exhibition to explore the concept of Modernism in depth, rather than restricting itself, as previous exhibitions have, to particular geographical centres or to individual decades. Many forms of art and design are represented in the show. But as befits a period when the debates surrounding how people should live took centre stage, the exhibition focuses on architecture and design. The range of objects - including architectural, interior, furniture, product, graphic and fashion design as well as painting, sculpture, film, photography, prints, collage - reflects the period's emphasis on the unity of the arts and the key role of the fine arts in shaping contemporary visual culture.
The exhibition concentrates on the years 1914-39. Europe and, to a lesser extent, America are the focus but the reach of Modernism is demonstrated by selected exhibits or projects from different parts of the world.
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