Margin of Error

Premiere DateMar 15, 2016
00:00 BTR Today
02:28 Failure as Inspiration
05:39 Prometheus
10:35 BTR Today
11:39 Electricity
16:21 Transportation
19:53 Disasters
23:27 Fascist Work Safety
26:26 Failure in the 21st Century
28:51 Fantastic Language
31:48 Catastrophe in the Public Consciousness
34:39 BTR Today
35:46 Finish

This Week:
Curator Matthew Abess discusses the new exhibition Margin of Error. The show features art and ephemera that speak to both the wonder and the hazards of the industrial age. The show includes everything from  Fascist-era Italian safety posters to photographs and graphic art about the dangers and power of electricity. Margin of Error is on view through May 8th at The Wolfsonian at Florida International University.

Postcard, Bada alla cinghia: guai se t’avvinghia! [Pay Attention to the Belt: Woe If It Catches You!], 1938, The Wolfsonian–FIU, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

Painting, La pietá umana [Human Piety], 1946, Alberto Helios Gagliardo, (Italian, 1893–1987), Oil on canvas, The Wolfsonian–FIU, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

“Électricité,” from the portfolio Électricité, 1931, Man Ray (American, 1890–1976), Photogravure, The Wolfsonian–FIU, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

Poster, Gib acht sonst . . [Be Careful or Else . .], 1929–30, Joseph Binder, (American, b. Austria, 1898–1972), designer, Offset lithograph, The Wolfsonian–FIU, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

Photograph, “One of the Trials in the Life of an Avro,” 1934–35, Abu Sueir (now Abu Suwayr), Egypt, Gelatin silver print, The Wolfsonian–FIU, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Poster, Zastav stroj! Neodstraňuj odpadkov dokiaľ stroj beží! [Stop the Engine! Do Not Remove Scraps While the Engine Is Running!], c. 1934, Offset lithograph, The Wolfsonian–FIU, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection of Decorative and Propaganda Arts

HOST Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…

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