Heliografías, the Architecture of Madness

León Ferrari was an Argentine conceptual artist whose practice was often ironic, absurd, and above all anti-institutional. During his period of exile in Brazil he began his Heliografías series. These drawings are composed of urban plans, highways, building typologies, furniture, and many identical inhabitants, in order to form an aggregation without much coherence.

Modern japanese aesthetics, the moga era

Following the Kanto earthquake, the reconstruction of japanese cities was accompanied by a new modern model of independant woman, the moga. The Japanese women of the city, found in Western fashion the affirmation of her independence. The newly rebuilt Tokyo will know many avant-garde cultural movements, affirming its modernity. The exposure to a new aesthetics, to a diversification of arts, to another music (jazz) encouraged the emancipation of the woman in the traditional Japanese society.

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