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Aerial Vision

November 19, 2021–April 24, 2022
The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue

Aerial Vision explored how early 20th-century inventions—airplanes and skyscrapers, each considered the embodiment of human achievement and a harbinger of a better tomorrow—sparked an era of remarkable creativity and new systems of seeing the world. Met with awe and excitement, both technologies introduced novel approaches for living, working, and traveling and opened up previously inaccessible vertical perspectives to modern spectators, from artists and designers to urban planners and everyday office workers. This exhibition of paintings, posters, furniture, and more drew from the Wolfsonian collection to examine these heightened positions of power and privilege, revealing connections between newly available viewpoints and their impact on the artistic imagination.

Aerial Vision was made possible by Bradesco BAC Florida Bank and the Arthur F. & Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation.