Film by Eric Minh Swenson.

Modern design was birthed in the avant-garde movements of early-20th-century Europe; however, it took on new forms when many of those designers emigrated stateside, especially to Southern California. Surprisingly, there are few places to see examples of their work in Los Angeles outside of the auction houses or high–end showrooms. With The Tendency of the Moment, Peter Blake Gallery presents a much needed survey of international design, from the Bauhaus to mid-century modern. The exhibition will feature furniture and objects by Gerrit Rietveld, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Charlotte Perriand, Richard Neutra, and Angelo Mangiarotti, among others, including important contributions from South American designers like the Brazilian Sergio Rodrigues. – Matt Stromberg, Hyperallergic, September 6, 2016

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Eric Minh Swenson also covers the international art scene and his writings and photo essays can be seen at Huffington Post Arts :


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