Smoke and Mirrors – The Roaring Twenties
"The Roaring Twenties" gather together material of the prevalent media of the time, together with contemporary works engaging with the languages of the time.
1920 were a decade of progression and backlash and the exhibition incorporates all the prevalent media of the time, from painting, sculpture and drawing to photography, film and collage.
“The roaring twenties” also offers a platform to less-known figures, notably women. Contemporary artists who explicitly engage with the formal language and topics of the 1920s bridge the gap to the present day. The spirit of innovation fed through directly into art, with experimentation in all disciplines. Remarkably, none of its products have lost any of their relevance.
Unlike many exhibitions devoted to the 1920s, this presentation does not examine movements such as Bauhaus, Dada, New Objectivity or the design and architecture icons of modernism in isolation, but instead places them in dialogue, shedding light on the stylistic heterogeneity of those transformative years.
Tue, Fri – Sun 10am – 6pm
Wed – Thu 10am – 8pm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland