Conceived as a complementary exhibition to Pop Art Design,The Street, the Store, and the Silver Screen celebrates MCA’s holdings of seminal Pop Art. During the 1960s, many artists gravitated toward the brash colours, simplified designs, and direct salesmanship of the burgeoning commercial world and incorporated these same strategies into their fine art practices. Associated with the iconic movement, these artists shocked viewers by attacking the rarity, preciousness, and financial independence that traditionally embodied fine art.
The Street, the Store, and the Silver Screen, MCA Chicago
Albers & the Bauhaus, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Albers & the Bauhaus at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, will focus on the world-changing designs that emerged out of the revisionist school.
Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s at The Fashion Institute of Technology
Don’t let the title, Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s, fool you. These calm, classically proportioned clothes have nothing to say about social or economic upheaval.