The Art Institute Chicago

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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.

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Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life

Künstler: John Heartfield, Gustav Klucis, El Lissitzky, Ladislav Sutnar, Karel Teige, Piet Zwart