Schirn Kunsthalle

László Moholy-Nagy

08 Oct 2009 - 07 Feb 2010

László Moholy-Nagy
A 19 1927
Oil on canvas, 830 x 990 mm
Collection Hattula Moholy-Nagy
8 October 2009 - 7 February 2010

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. One highlight of the exhibition will be the reconstruction of his room design, The Room of Our Time. This environment brings together all of the artist’s theories, and the sketches for it date back as far as 1930. These sketches will be implemented for the first time at the Schirn, alongside additional unrealized projects, in celebration of the Bauhaus anniversary in 2009.

Curator: Dr. Ingrid Pfeiffer

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