August 19, 2013
Herbert Bayer, Road to Victory: A Procession of Photographs of the Nation at War, Apr.1-May 2, 1943, Art Institute of Chicago
Despite the strong militarism of the exhibition (perhaps understandable from Bayer, who had fled Germany after his work was included in Degenerate Art) we’re fascinated by the exhibition design here: the way the photographs overlap and corner each other, or jump from the walls, and the simple triangular display prop for the photos on the floor. A different modernism from that of the cool, separate, skied model that would only later come to be the norm.

Herbert Bayer, Road to Victory: A Procession of Photographs of the Nation at War, Apr.1-May 2, 1943, Art Institute of Chicago

Despite the strong militarism of the exhibition (perhaps understandable from Bayer, who had fled Germany after his work was included in Degenerate Art) we’re fascinated by the exhibition design here: the way the photographs overlap and corner each other, or jump from the walls, and the simple triangular display prop for the photos on the floor. A different modernism from that of the cool, separate, skied model that would only later come to be the norm.

(Source: artic.edu)

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