Retrospective of Hungarian utopian artist László Moholy-Nagy to open in New York

Retrospective of Hungarian utopian artist László Moholy-Nagy to open in New York
Construction 1280, 1927, László Moholy-Nagy (Image: Guggenhaim New York)

5 May 2016

A major retrospective of pioneering Hungarian artist and educator László Moholy-Nagy (d. 1946) will open at the Guggenheim Museum in New York at the end of this month.

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present will examine the multi-faceted career of the painter, photographer, sculptor, and filmmaker, who also worked in graphic, exhibition and stage design. An influential instructor at the Bauhaus, a prolific writer, and the founder of Chicago’s Institute of Design, Moholy-Nagy held the utopian belief that art married with technology could lead to the betterment of humanity. He was a prominent innovator in experimentation with cameraless photography, research in using light and transparency and the use of industrial materials in painting and sculpture.

The first comprehensive retrospective of Moholy-Nagy’s work to appear in the United States in close to 50 years, Moholy-Nagy: Future Present will feature over 300 collages, drawings, ephemera, films, paintings, photograms, photographs, photomontages, and sculptures.

After its debut presentation in New York, which will run from 27 May – 7 September 2016, the exhibition will be open to view in Chicago from 2 October 2016– 3 January 3 2017, and in Los Angeles from 12 February – 18 June 2017. More information can be found here.