Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Century of the child: growing by design, 1900-2000

The museum of modern art, New York

july 29th to november 5th, 2012

The show draws its references from Swedish reformer and social theorist Ellen Key's manifesto 'century of the child' which presents the 'universal rights and well-being of children as the defining mission of the century to come.' using this as her backbone, curator Juliet Kinchin surveys the 20th century, presenting both individual and collective visions 
of a child's material world, from utopian dreams for the 'citizens of the future', to more realistic approaches which address the darker realities of life and having to deal with politics, conflict and exploitationLINK MoMA

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