Director's Talk | Skin Deep: Deco and Death
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Location: The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue
The dark side of Art Deco returns for an encore performance!
Art Deco is known for its sinuous curves, polished surfaces, sensual materials, and erotic depictions of the male and female body. But during Deco’s height in the 1920s and ’30s, physical health was under enormous threat. How and why did its fantasies become so misaligned with the realities of the world? In this Art Deco Weekend edition of his popular talk, Wolfsonian director Tim Rodgers invites you to take a fresh look at the ideals on view in Deco: Luxury to Mass Market.
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