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Decoration as Trespass?

11 Oct - 10 Feb 2020 / Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge Oranienstraße 25, Berlin, DE

Intense colors, abstract compositions of lines and constructivist patterns on cake plates, cups and saucers – the sprayed decoration in ceramics of the 1920s and 1930s belongs to a different current in modern aesthetics than the functional, unadorned objects of the Werkbund and the Bauhaus. Applied using efficient stencil and spray techniques, they pay tribute both to rationalization and to the avant-garde painting of the early 20th century.