Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte

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Event:
Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte
Start:
November 15, 2012 12:00 pm
End:
March 31, 2013 6:00 pm
Cost:
$7
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Organizer:
The Wolfsonian-FIU
Phone:
305.531.1001
Updated:
November 15, 2012
Venue:
The Wolfsonian-FIU
Phone:
305.531.1001
Address:
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1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139, United States

This exhibition explores a selection of artists’ postcards from 1907 to 1919 made by the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop), a cooperative for artists and artisans founded in 1903 by two members of the Vienna Secession, architect Josef Hoffmann and designer Koloman Moser. The Wiener Werkstätte created high-quality products, eliminating the distinction between high and low art. Designers such as Josef Hoffmann, Oskar Kokoschka, Dagobert Peche, and Egon Schiele, as well women artists Mela Koehler and Maria Likarz, produced a variety of thematic cards to appeal to different interest and audiences. The postcards bring to life the rich social fabric of turn-of the century Vienna-cafes, architecture, fashion, urban types, and humor- and represent an important element in the overall program of the Wiener Werkstätte. Originally curated by the Neue Galerie in New York, The Wolfsonian will complement this extraordinary selection of postcards with Wiener Werkstätte textiles, decorative arts, and printed materials from its collection.