In an effort to flesh out the creation process of the TASS posters, the curators worked with a contemporary artist to recreate one of the posters using techniques similar to the ones that would have been used in the 1940s by the artists who worked at the TASS news agency. The poster they chose is called The Moralistic Wolf and shows a complex caricature of Hitler as a wolf surrounded by bombs. Above, you can see a miniature model (created months ago by curator Peter Zegers) of the wall in the exhibition where these stencils and posters would ultimately hang. And below—from just last week—is a-still-in-progress installation shot of the stencils created for the exhibition and the original posters (two versions hang to the left of the stencils). For more details on the process, we invite you to the exhibition, opening this Sunday!
Images courtesy of Exhibition Assistant Molly Zimmerman-Feeley.
7 hours 33 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago OCTOBER 14—Join us for After Dark in the Modern Wing!
See the groundbreaking exhibition Moholy-Nagy: Future Present with special tours and late-night access. And check out live performances by Phebe Starr and Campdogzz, plus DJ sets from Shaka 23.
Attendees must be 21+. Hosted by The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago.
11 hours 36 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Each Thorne Miniature Room is a tiny window to a larger world.
In Drawing Rooms, see the tiny rooms scaled to life-size. Remix and decorate them with drawings, then create your own miniature space—now available in the Ryan Learning Center's Interactive Gallery.