This exhibition, curated by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh and Michelle Harewood, is articulated around four major areas, starting with early examples by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada and German artist Käthe Kollwitz, two major figures in printmaking at the end of the 19th century, moving on to German Expressionism and the Taller de Gráfica Popular (The People’s Print Workshop) from Mexico, and ending with the project Isotype (International System of Typographic Picture Education) by Otto Neurath and Marie Reidemeister-Neurath, from Austria, and German artist Gerd Arntz. In this way, the show centres its research on the development and exchange between different purportedly obsolete and anti-technology print media and its role and means of distribution in divergent geopolitical and social contexts: Mexico and Germany.
From Posada to Isotype, from Kollwitz to Catlett
Exchanges of Political Print Culture. Germany - Mexico 1900-1968
Museo Reina Sofía Publications