Miami Beach Visual Arts

The Wolfsonian–FIU Presents “Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture”

Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual CultureTuesday, November 11, 6pm-8pm – The Wolfsonian – FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

The Wolfsonian – Florida International University is hosting an exhibition on Veteran’s Day marking the centenary of WWI, which also aligns with the design museum’s nineteenth anniversary. Wolfsonian-FIU museum will inaugurate Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture – a collection of rare artwork and items that explore how artists, designers and filmmakers confronted the birth of industrialized mass warfare. Myth and Machine consists of three sections – War Machines, Unknown Soldiers and Loss and Redemption. Comprised of propaganda, War Machines addresses armaments and their conversion into visual icons of a new kind of war, while Unknown Soldiers examines the portrayal of fighting men, and the conditions that rendered them mere cogs in the machine of industrial warfare. Exploring art produced a decade post- war, Loss and Redemption exposes works that sought to find principal meaning in the four years of death and destruction that occurred. #MythandMachine @wolfsonian

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