LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY. RETROSPECTIVE
Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy became known in Germany through his formative work as a teacher at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Dessau from 1923 to 1928. His pioneering theories on art as testing ground for new forms of expression and the application of these theories to all areas of modern life are still influential today.
Comprising roughly 170 works in the mediums of painting, photography and photogram, sculpture, and film as well as stage set design and typography from all phases of his career, the retrospective will examine the complex picture of Moholy-Nagy's oeuvre in order to present the range of his creative output to the public for the first time since the last major exhibition of his work in Kassel in 1991. Never having been built before 2009, the artist's spatial design 'The Room of Our Time', which brings together many of his theories, will be realized in the context of the exhibition.
A leading proponent of the Bauhaus School, László Moholy-Nagy strove to apply artistic principles to every aspect of daily life. This volume features 170 works from all phases of Moholy-Nagy's career. Essays on his involvement with the Bauhaus School; his late paintings; his photographs, photograms, and photosculptures; and his accomplishments in the field of graphic art are complemented by numerous color illustrations. The publication also documents the reconstruction of a never completed work, The Room of Today, which incorporates the most important themes Moholy-Nagy brought to his art.