Exhibition on WWI - Myth and Machine : The WWI in Visual Culture [fr]
During the Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th, an exhibition on WWI will be organized in Wolfsonian-FIU in Miami Beach.
The theme of the exhibition is "Myth and Machine : The First World War in Visual Culture". It shows how artists, designers, and filmmakers responded to the unprecedented qualities of the war: new technologies, from aircraft to chemical weapons to tanks; the massive mobilization of armaments industries on the home front; the grinding everyday experiences of soldiers in trenches along stationary fronts; and the immense scale of destruction that the war entailed.
The exhibition focuses on the role of myth in giving comprehensible form to the shattering realities of the war, and on the relationship between humans and machines as a key theme of wartime visual culture. Among the paintings, sculpture, posters, books, and photographs included are many rare and unique items that will offer an unfamiliar view of a conflict that changed the world.
Where ? : Wolfsonian FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Quand ? : From November 11th, 2014 to April 5, 2015
For more information, please visit the website of the Exhibition
Article published on October 17, 2014.