The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Imagined Fronts: The Great War and Global Media.
From December 3, 2023–July 7, 2024
World War I (1914–18), originally known as the Great War, engulfed the geographic extent of Europe and its colonies around the globe.
Prior to World War I, there had never before been an event that was conveyed to the public in such an immersive way through the burgeoning mediascape of illustrated newspapers, photography, advertising, and the rapidly advancing medium of cinema.
The exhibition is curated by Timothy O Benson, Curator, Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, LACMA. Imagined Fronts is accompanied by a catalogue, co-published by DelMonico Books/D.A.P.
Co-published by LACMA and DelMonico Books/D.A.P, this exhibition catalogue examines the war through paintings, sculpture, posters, photographs, film stills, and the graphic arts, and includes chapters by Timothy O. Benson, Bruno Cabanes, Santanu Das, Anton Kaes, Jeffrey T. Sammons, Catherine Speck, and David Welch.