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What we’ve enjoyed this week, #8

A round up of some modernist happenings we’ve spotted this week.



If you aren’t there in person, make sure to follow along with #MSA18.


Modernism in Japan…

See this great piece in the Japan Times about the forgotten women of Japanese modernism.


…and in Mexico

Paint the Revolution, 1910-1950′ is a retrospective of Mexican visual artists of the first half of the twentieth century.


Get your glad rags on

Head to the Fashion & Textile museum in Bermondsey and enjoy its JAZZ AGE: Fashion & Photography exhibition.


And finally…

Elton John. Yes, you read that correctly. The Tate Modern is showing a collection of his ‘unrivalled modernist photography‘, including images from Brassai, Imogen Cunningham, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, and Aleksandr Rodchenko.


What we’ve enjoyed this week, #7

And lo, the August Bank Holiday is upon us again. Here’s a few pieces we’ll be enjoying over the long weekend.


Stanley Spencer

The Hepworth Gallery announced a one day conference dedicated to the British artist. This runs alongside their current exhibition of his work.


Jazzy style

Get your tickets for the Fashion Museum‘s exhibition of 1920s fashion and photographs. Featuring Hollywood, flappers, the Great War, and more.


Good news for Sheffieldians…

The Sheffield Modernist Society is getting a permanent home in the city centre. Meanwhile, the Manchester branch of the society will be hosting a talk in September, entitled Making Post-War Manchester-Vision of an Unbuilt City


Machines for living

See a selection of Julius Shulman‘s images of mid-century America at the Guardian.


New York Modernism

While London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery is currently exhibiting Winifred Knights, and will do the same next year for Vanessa Bell, the Portland Museum of Art in Maine is showing the work of women modernist artists including O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr and Zorach.


And finally…

…. do you know about the Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Responses to Modernism? It’ll be launching soon. More details here.


What we’ve enjoyed this week

Your weekly round-up of the best modernist (and modernish) links from around the web, chosen by the editors of The Modernist Review.

We’ve enjoyed…

“A Room of One’s Own” for Today’s Artists
An NYC exhibition tracing Woolf’s legacy on contemporary artists.

African Modernism
William Harris in Review 31 discussing architecture, colonialism, and modernism.

Vanessa Bell to break free from Bloomsbury group in Dulwich show
Exciting news – Bell will have her own show at the gallery next year. Kudos to the gallery for another female artist exhibition: it’s currently showing the work of Winifred Knights.

Shock of the New: Los Angeles vs. Modernism
How was modernism received and enacted in the city, described in 1950 as “vulgar, extroverted, spontaneous, energetic, proudly unsophisticated – Los Angeles discouraged a civilized sense of art historical continuities.”

A Cherokee Fashion Designer Who Mixed Native Modernism with Midcentury Trends
Profile of Lloyd “Kiva” New and his career as a fashion and textile designer.

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