Marianne Brandt
Designer / Photographer

Marianne Brandt (1893–1983), a leader of the Bauhaus style, is best known as a Bauhaus designer and metal-worker. Much less well-known are the photomontages that constitute the critical complement to her metal works from the mid-1920s and early 1930s. It was in these photomontages that Brandt first focused her analytical gaze on contemporary society and politics, and, in particular, on the ominous and destructive aspects of modern technology so apparent in the First World War. Drawing on the vast array of visual material made available by the Weimar Republic’s burgeoning illustrated press, Brandt’s photomontages relied upon the technologies of modern visual culture to challenge pictorial conventions and imagine new roles for women.

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Marianne Brandt
Designer / Photographer

Marianne Brandt (1893–1983), a leader of the Bauhaus style, is best known as a Bauhaus designer and metal-worker. Much less well-known are the photomontages that constitute the critical complement to her metal works from the mid-1920s and early 1930s. It was in these photomontages that Brandt first focused her analytical gaze on contemporary society and politics, and, in particular, on the ominous and destructive aspects of modern technology so apparent in the First World War. Drawing on the vast array of visual material made available by the Weimar Republic’s burgeoning illustrated press, Brandt’s photomontages relied upon the technologies of modern visual culture to challenge pictorial conventions and imagine new roles for women.

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  • Yan Wang Preston: Three Easier Pieces
    Apr 24 – May 25, 2024
    Messums London
    London, UK
    In her second solo exhibition at Messums London, the Chinese-British photographer Yan Wang Preston presents new works that explore the complexities of cultural migration by restaging iconic artworks in different geopolitical and cultural contexts. The series includes the photographic and performative restaging of artworks such as To Add a Metre to an Anonymous Mountain, 1995, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1817, and Olympia,1863, the latter featuring the first decolonial study of the botanical details in Manet’s painting. (more…)
  • Betty Bee: Nacquero A Napoli Improvvisandosi
    Apr 7 – Jun 7, 2024
    zaza'
    Milan, Italy
    Strictly brunettes. Indeed brunette one, brunette the other. Capricious by poetics the first by birth, smooth as a straight line the second. The birthplaces of both are Parthenopean. As for one rooted on the cliffs of Posillipo where she also spent the resilient months of the recent Pandemic, while the other belongs to that blood material that protrudes into the vessel of the great swarming artery of Via Foria and its labyrinthine environs, where she still resides. (more…)
  • Unhealed
    Mar 3 – Sep 15, 2024
    Moderna Museet
    Malmö, Sweden
    The international group exhibition Unhealed delves into the aftermath of the uprisings and revolutions, that swept through the Arab world starting in 2010. These events altered the lives of millions of people, many of whom as a consequence now live in Sweden. With this exhibition, Moderna Museet Malmö proudly presents seventeen artist who, in poignant and thought-provoking ways, have addressed this still unfolding chapter in history. (more…)