I finally had a chance at the weekend to see the Hannah Höch exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. I had seen bits and pieces of Höch’s work before but in this exhibition it was great to see how her style evolved over time, and especially within the context of history. Working alongside other contemporary collage artists like Kurt Schwitters, Höch’s work is playful and poignant, and creates a unique commentary of the social circumstances at that time.

The pieces below are from one of my favourite series – ‘From an Ethnographic Museum’ – completed between 1924 and 1930. I love their humour and sense of iconography. And considering their place in history, I like to imagine them celebrating diversity in a time of ever increasing uniformity.

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The exhibition is on until the 23rd March so check it out if you can.

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/hannah-hch
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jan/13/hannah-hoch-whitechapel-review

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